Rann IDP camp after the Boko Haram attack on March 1, 2018. Picture: Premium Times.

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has denied reports it lost members of its staff in the Thursday night attack on Rann by Boko Haram insurgents.

News reports had put the death toll at three UN aid workers, and at least eight policemen and soldiers and a Red Cross staff.

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The report, from NAN, which was widely reported by media houses, CNG included, has complained against by the international body.

According to Premium Times, the ICRC communication coordinator, Aleksandra Matijevic Mosimann, said it has done a count and no one is reported dead.

“The ICRC/Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) had a food distribution ongoing in Rann throughout the week of the attack.

“The staff and volunteers of the NRCS, our partner organization, were present on the ground. All of them have been confirmed physically unharmed.

“At present, we remain concerned about the safety of 2 midwives working in a Ministry of Health clinic in Rann, supported by the ICRC, whose whereabouts we don’t know yet.

“We would like to express our sincere condolences to the families of all persons killed or injured in the attack, including the families of the humanitarian workers tragically killed or injured in Rann.”

At the time of filing this report, there is no official statement detailing the casualty toll by the military or the government.