The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 13 persons in Wednesday’s attacks in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The state Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, who disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday, said 18 others were injured.
He said: “Suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Alidawari Village near Jiddari Polo area in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
“The terrorists entered the village through Molai general area, an outskirt of Maiduguri.
“They fired anti- aircraft guns to Jiddari Polo near the Federal High Court.”
Chukwu said the attackers razed few houses in the village.
“They set fire on some houses and makeshift tents in the neighborhood.
“However, the police, comprising the Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) and others were swiftly deployed to the scene to engage the attackers,” he added.
The police commissioner told journalists that the military also mobilised and repelled the attack.
“The military massively mobilised and repelled the attack in a gun duel that lasted about an hour.
“The command also invited the fire service who promptly put out the fire on the affected houses,” Chukwu said.