Unknown gunmen have attacked Maiborinti community in Molai general area near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Concise News learned that the incident occurred at about 5:20 pm on Sunday with the attackers shooting sporadically.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen burnt down a neighbouring village and attacked a military checkpoint at the entrance of Molai town, causing residents to flee towards Jiddari Polo area.
It was gathered in a report by Channels Television that the assailants, however, met a stiff resistance from the military in Molai who engaged them in a fierce gun battle until they were forced to retreat.
So far, it is not clear if any life has been lost.
The attack comes barely after 24 hours after the military said it had successfully repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents.
One soldier was, however, killed in the process.