Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, was thrown into confusion on Wednesday evening as suspected Boko Haram members launched an attack on the city few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari visited.
At about 7 p.m., residents of Jiddari Polo, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, began to flee into the city centre through Polo and Damboa road as the terrorists attacked.
The shooting rented the air for nearly an hour forcing the residents to flee their homes.
The shooting continued as the insurgents set some houses ablaze.
Ba’Bulama Jiddari, a leader of a vigilante group in the area, told PREMIUM TIMES on the phone that “we were under attack. But we have been able to repel with the help of soldiers who later arrived.”
“It was not a bomb blast but a serious attack. A house has been…