There was confusion in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Tuesday evening, when some armed men opened fire, killing some residents in the process.
Reports revealed that unknown gunmen had stormed a part of the town known as Twange, shooting in different directions.
A witness briefly narrated the incident to Daily Trust.
“Adam Kolo, 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 said 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.
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.