A number of Borno State residents fled their homes Wednesday evening.
This followed an attack by Boko Haram at Jiddari-Polo area, near Maiduguri, the state capital.
A video on social media shows people of different ages trekking inward the city centre, away from the violence.
The fresh battle occured few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari left Borno on a sympathy visit.
The visit which lead to the citizens booing the president.
Security forces have been drafted to the area and are exchanging fire with the terrorists.
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