Reports from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, have it that Nigerian troops are in battle with Boko Haram fighters.
According to Premium Times, the gunmen were in a serious shoot-out with soldiers in Aladuwari village, about 2 km away from Maiduguri.
It was gathered that the fighters arrived the area at about 6 pm before opening fire on the innocent villagers.
Two suicide bombers were also said to have detonated explosives near FOMWAN school in Jiddari area of Maiduguri but it is yet to be ascertained how many people lost their lives from the attacks.
Exodus tonight from certain locs in Maiduguri. @FulanNasrullah @MrAyeDee @segalink @Pol_Sec_Analyst @Sara__Firth pic.twitter.com/kp0UbuHfcn— servant of Allah (@alouibrahim92) December 27, 2015
Exodus. #Maiduguri @segalink @MrAyeDee @FulanNasrullah @Pol_Sec_Analyst @Sara__Firth pic.twitter.com/XIaOwAd6Km— servant of Allah (@alouibrahim92) December 27, 2015
Residents are currently fleeing with their Children as reported by Mike Amadi at the scene in Maiduguri. pic.twitter.com/b2o9qTxn7L— SEGA 唤醒 L'éveilleur (@segalink) December 27, 2015
The #BokoHaram insurgents are armed with AK47 rifles, Rocket Propelled Launchers on foot, but a convoy forming up on the molai road— Edward (@DonKlericuzio) December 27, 2015
Maiduguri/Damboa road now deserted as gunfight continues. Security around Central Bank reinforced.— Edward (@DonKlericuzio) December 27, 2015
Other 4 entry routes into Maiduguri city been reinforced by soldiers from 7Div against diversion by #BokoHaram fighters.— Edward (@DonKlericuzio) December 27, 2015
As gunshots reduce, Nigerian Soldiers and Cjtf vigilantes are conducting searches on houses and neighborhoods— Edward (@DonKlericuzio) December 27, 2015