How Army repel attack by Boko Haram insurgent-

The Nigeria’s Army said it has repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri. According to General Nicholas Rogers, who heads Nigeria’s military operations against Boko Haram, said the situation is under control and everyone should go about their business 

The government says it is on alert for Boko Haram attacks during the Christmas period and other festivals for Heavy gunfire was heard in the Molai area on the outskirts of the city on Monday evening, prompting residents to flee the district, two residents and an officer in a local vigilante group had said There were no immediate reports of casualties nor any immediate claim of responsibility. 
It was also not immediately possible to identify the target of the assault, However, Theatre Commander noted that during their retreat, two vehicles were set on fire and some thatched houses at the outskirts of the city gate were burnt Both ground troops and the Nigerian Air Force are on a hot pursuit for the fleeing terrorists, the statement added.