Six people have been reported dead in Maiduguri, after an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.
This is coming a day after President Goodluck Jonathan lifted a state of emergency in several regions, the military said on Friday.
President Jonathan on Wednesday rescinded a state of emergency in several local government areas, including in Borno, ahead of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, which is observed by most of Nigeria’s estimated 80 million Muslims.
Joint Task Force (JTF) reported that two people were killed on Thursday during a gunfight between suspected Boko Haram members in Maiduguri, before gunmen killed four people at a nearby market.
“My men were patrolling around the market after it closed,” Police Commissioner Bala Hassan said after confirming the death toll from the attacks.