According to sources in Maiduguri said the capital of Maiduguri may be under attack from the outskirts by the violent Jihadist group, the Boko Haram.
It was revealed that early morning explosion followed by heavy artillery gunfire was heard inside the capital town of Maiduguri. The time of the explosion was pegged at 7:01 a.m to 7:06 a.m.
The exchange of gunfire is not certain to be between the Jihadist terrorists group and the Nigerian military but it is worthy of note that the Nigerian military had stationed themselves at the four entrance location into the state. The direction of the explosions and gunfire were coming from the entry locations into the town.
The latest attack comes less than 24 hours following the attack on Chibok town by the Boko Haram sect.
In talking to a military officer stationed in Maiduguri, he explained that there are efforts by the Jihadist group to test the resolve of the security agents stationed at he entry locations to the town. “We are used to it by now” said the security agent who went on to explain that of late the frequency of the attacks have increased.
Another more high ranking source within he Nigerian military told 247ureports.com that the artillery fire and the explosions are the makings of the military to deter would-be attackers from proceeding with a planned attack. “It is just a preemptive measure“.
Interestingly, “no one can confirm this source of the explosions and gunfire authoritatively because no one can go close to them”, said one of the administrators of the town who confided in our reporter.