Heavy gunfire and loud explosions jolted residents of Maiduguri from their sleep in the early hours of Saturday as members of the Boko Haram terrorist group launched yet another attack.
Residents around the University of Maiduguri revealed that the shooting started around 2 am and there was exchange of fire for more than one hour. Though the University was not hit, it is believed that the military formation which was attacked earlier in the year was the target of the terrorists.
Back then, the attempt of the terrorists to flee their detained members was believed to have resulted in heavy casualties as the military deployed fighter jets as they fled.
The Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade confirmed that the Saturday incident but said he was yet to have full details.
Just two days ago, a bomb believed to have been detonated by the terrorist group went off in Nyanya, Abuja killing about 19 people.