The Nigeria Army has stated that it repelled the Boko Haram attack in Jiddari Polo community in Maiduguri, the Borno State, on Wednesday.
Residents fled their homes and took refuge in neighbouring communities, following the attack on their community.
The spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Sani Usman asked residents of the community not to panic as the situation is under control.
In a merciless operation, Nigerian troops have neutralised Boko Haram gunmen who attempted to attack Jiddari Polo community in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
There was an attempt by a few suspected Boko Haram to attack Jiddari Polo and all have been neutralised. Situation cool and calm.
The Army confirmed that residents of the area had planned to flee their homes but “were reassured with rapid response of Nigerian troops.”
Usman assured that there was heavy security presence in the area and the situation was now under control.
The army did not provide details of the casualty figure from Wednesday’s attack.