The incident which occurred around Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri caused panic among residents.
A resident of Polo area, Aliyu who spoke on phone that his family was stuck in the house with gunshuts and bullets flying everywhere.
Another resident who said he escaped the gunfire said that people were fleeing in all directions, adding that the gunshots began since 5.00pm.
But the Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division, Lt. Col. KM Samuel in a statement called on residents not to panic.
He also added that the situation is under control.
“The situation in Maiduguri is under control. The general public is requested not to panic and stay calm,” the statement read.