There was heavy tension and fright around Maiduguri city in Borno when Boko Haram terrorists detonated three powerful bombs in an attempt to attack an IDP camp.
According to multiple sources on Facebook living in the metropolis, the attack was carried out in the night on Thursday, February 16 when the terrorists tried to invade the newly constructed Customs House where IDPs from Mafa LGA are being camped.
They however met still resistance as soldiers engaged them in a gun battle that lasted for an hour. It was reported that an unconfirmed number of civilians lost their lives while the terrorists including some bombers were all killed.
According to Zanna Yakub Lawan, many people were also injured in the attack which caught many off guard.
Aftermath of the midnight attack