Gaidam town in Yobe State is currently under attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, reports say.
Residents in the town said that the attackers stormed the town around 5:30pm, and started shooting sporadically, Daily Trust reports.
A resident said “The insurgents took advantage of the Market Day to infiltrate the town.”
“Although they forewarned residents of their coming days back so the military were not taken unaware,” he said.
He added that two Nigerian Air Force jets have arrived the town to support the military strength.
It was learnt shootings was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.
The latest attack is coming barely one month to general elections in Nigeria.
The US has released warning on possible attack by inurgents ahead of the elections.
“ISIS West Africa and Boko Haram have both stated they plan to disrupt the upcoming 2019 presidential elections by conducting attacks on Nigerian security and infrastructure, as well as places of gathering such as markets, hotels, and malls, the US had said in a statement.