There was confusion in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Tuesday evening, when armed men suspected to be Boko Haram fighters opened fire, killing some residents in the process.
Daily Trust gathered that unknown gunmen had stormed a part of the town known as Gwange, shooting in different directions.
A witness briefly narrated the incident to Daily Trust.
“A businessman was among those who were killed. It was a stray bullet that hit him right inside his house,” the resident said.
“The gunmen stood at a distance and started shooting everywhere. We don’t know who they are. They just kept on firing and some persons were killed inside their homes.
“We also learnt that they went to other parts of the town but I can’t confirm this.”
Another Maiduguri resident told Daily Trust that suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kaleri neighborhood in the state capital.
The resident said the insurgents fired rocket propeller into people’s houses and many persons were killed.
He said the rocket hit a popular bridge in the area and destroyed many houses.
A local journalist, Ali Chiroma, told Daily Trust that the rocket hit his neighbor’s house, killing four people and injuring others.
Borno is the state worst hit by insurgency which has been on since 2009 despite government’s efforts to restore normalcy.
When they appeared before the house of representatives earlier on Tuesday, the Service Chiefs said they are ready to end insecurity in the country.
The Service Chiefs are Maj. Gen. Lucky lrabor – Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff (COAS); Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff (CNS); and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao – Chief of Air Staff (CAS).