Emerging reports have it that the Boko Haram group has once again launched an attack on Rann, a town in Kala Balge local government area in Borno state.
It was also reported that the terrorists destroyed a UNICEF clinic, the only healthcare centre in the place.
However, the Nigerian army repelled the insurgents after a fierce gun battle, The Cable reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported the federal government on Thursday, December 6, appealed to Saudi Arabia to assist in promoting true teachings of Islam to fast-track de-radicalization and curtail spread of Boko Haram ideology in the northeast.
Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, made the call in Maiduguri while flagging off the distribution of relief items donated by the Saudi Kingdom, to persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the region.
He said that the call was imperative to enhance true teachings of Islam, curtail spread of Boko Haram ideology and end insurgency in the area.
“I request the assistance of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assist in the promotion and propagation of right Islamic ideology to eradicate Boko Haram ideologies in the country.
“I also urge the Saudi Arabia Government to extend the military defence platform sharing of information and intelligence to Nigeria. Our country values the cordial relations that exist between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
“The two countries have continued to collaborate in areas of mutual benefits and interest, including military relations, especially with the recent posting of the Nigerian Defence Adviser to Riyadh,” he said.
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