Panic spread in Maiduguri on Thursday night following an attack on Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the Borno State capital, reports from the area said.
“The attack caused panic in the camp with many displaced persons fleeing in droves.
“Those in neighbouring camp at the University of Maiduguri were also in fear that the attack might extend to their campus,” according to a Channels Television report.
It quoted witnesses as saying that the insurgents attempted to invade the capital city, Maiduguri but diverted to the camp located near the city gate having met resistance.
“Air Force surveillance helicopters were also sighted hovering over the city while the military dispatched a back-up sighted racing towards the camp,” the report said.