Many persons were feared dead on Tuesday evening following heavy explosion and gun duel between Boko Haram insurgents and security operatives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

It is not clear the casualty at the moment but reports indicated the insurgents tried to lunch an attack on University of Maiduguri from the northeast behind the military trench behind the university.

Residents said the attack has caused pandemonium around settlements like Mairi, Kaleri and Constein which are sharing fence with the University.

A residents of Kaleri informed explosions were being detonated within the area but cannot tell if there are fatalities.

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