There was confusion in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Tuesday evening, when some armed men opened fire, killing some residents in the process.
It was gathered that unknown gunmen had stormed a part of the town known as Twange, shooting in different directions.
A witness said thel 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 said that suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kaleri neighbourhood 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.
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).
The new CDS Irabor said the mandate of President Buhari was very clear to him and his colleagues, hence they will deliver on the core mandate.