For the second time in over two weeks Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Jimini village around Bale Shuari axis behind the Giwa Barracks area of the Borno State capital.
Residents of Jiddari near polo area of Maiduguri were Saturday evening moving out en mass in their hundreds as a result of heavy gunshots heard from the axis of incursion before the military went after them.
Most of the residents were seen trekking from, barracks road, Didari polo and adjoining areas towards government house area, post office and Lagos street which are the access roads to the city centre.
Hundreds of cars were seen coming from that polo axis equally emptying into Lagos street, towards nuj between 7 and 7.30pm Saturday evening.
Some residents told newsmen that the attack was coming from Bale Shuwari axis close to old GRA Maiduguri while others claim they were hearing heavy gunfire behind giwa barracks when the soldiers engaged the daring insurgents.
Government house sources told newsmen that heavy smoke was seen billowing out of the area of siege an hour after, even as the men of the Giwa Barracks went on a hot pursuit after the insurgents.
The military had not reacted to the development as at the time of writing this report but were seen by residents while they went into the area of incursion.
Meanwhile, the theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole Major General Abba Dikko has been redeployed in a new management shakeup which was issued by army headquarters Saturday evening.
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