Residents of Askira community in Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, were said to have fled their homes on Wednesday, after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the area.
Daily Trust reports that the insurgents stormed the town after the Maghib prayer and started shooting sporadically.
Abdullahi Askira, deputy speaker, Borno State House of Assembly, confirmed the attack.
He, however, said troops battled the insurgents.
“No one can ascertain the situation right now, I can confirm that many of our people have fled their homes.
“I was informed that the soldiers are presently engaging them,” he was quoted to have said in a telephone conversation.
Yakubu Saidu, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force, was quoted as saying that he was scared by the sudden attack.
“They came at exactly 6:30pm, shooting from all angles, we ran into bushes and others went indoors, they came with about nine gun trucks with anti-aircraft gun.
“Our security formations are doing their best because we could also hear gunshots from their side, but that is not enough, government should do something about our town before they chase all of us away,”Saidu pleaded.