But spokesman for the 7 Division, Maiduguri Col. Tukur Gusau told our correspondent on the phone that the Army was testing its equipment. He urged residents to remain calm.

Residents reported explosions in some parts of the town. The situation caused panic.

Said he: “There is no attack in any part of Maiduguri as I speak with you today (Sunday). The sound the people are hearing is from our men. It is a routine check of our equipment and hardware. We are testing our equipment as part of measures to ensure that they are in good condition so as to be ready for any eventuality.

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