The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it killed Boko Haram terrorists who attacked Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri earlier in the evening.
“In a merciless operation, Nigerian troops have neutralized Boko Haram gunmen who attempted to attack Jiddari Polo community in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital,” spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said in a statement..
Mr Usman, a brigadier-general, said “there was an attempt by a few suspected Boko Haram to attack Jiddari Polo and all have been neutralized. Situation cool and calm.”
He said residents of the area who had planned to flee their homes were reassured with rapid response of Nigerian troops.
There is heavy security presence in the area, while residents were asked not to panic as the situation is under control.