Thousands of residents of Jiddari Polo and other surrounding communities near Federal High Court, Maiduguri have started returning to their respective homes following drastic reduction in the sounds of gunshots and explosions that rocked the area at about 5:30pm on Tuesday.
It would be recalled that some suspected armed members of dreaded Boko Haram sect invaded some parts of Maiduguri metropolis, and caused tension amongst residents, who were about to break their Ramadan fast.
Although some sources said, quite a number of residential houses were set ablaze by the insurgents with unspecified number of casualties, Newsfocusng gathered that the prompt response from the military and team of the Police Anti Robbery Squad succeeded in repelling the attack.
We also gathered that with assistance from the airstrike ad and helicopter which were hovering the entire city as well as support from members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) greatly helped to quell the situation.
One of the resident who fled into the town with his wife and four children, Ali Yakubu said, “We are currently in our way back home following the restoration of calm in our area.
“We had to fled into the town for safety, as we could no longer bear the sounds of heavy gunshots and explosions near our house which is located at the outskirts of the metropolis “, he said.
As at the time of filing in this report, the helicopter fighting jet which took off from the Nigerian Air Force Base (NAF) in Maiduguri about an hour after the attack is still hovering the entire city, even as no any official statement from the security authorities.