29 November, 2012
Suspected Boko Haram members
Wednesday attacked Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local
Government Area of Borno State killing
five policemen and detonating several
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Eyewitnesses said members of the sect
who invaded the town on motorcycles,
also succeeded in attacking the official
residence of the Caretaker Committee
Chairman of the council, Central Primary
School and Government Lodge. It was also gathered that they destroyed the masts belonging to major telecommunications firms, MTN, Glo and
Some of the policemen killed during the
attack, were Corporal Emmanuel Kwaya,
Ishaku Sam, Yahaya Mohammed and two
others whose names were withheld. It was also gathered that one of the
officers sustained bullet wounds, even as the gunmen also carted away three AK 47 rifles from the station.
This development is coming barely 24
hours after a popular beer joint at Bayan
Railway Quarters, few metres away from
the demolished enclave of the Boko
Haram leader, Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf,
was attacked last Sunday evening and two customers shot dead. The Kala Balge incident, it was gathered, took place at about 3.am on Tuesday when most of the residents were still asleep.
Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gideon Jubrin, on phone proved abortive.