Men of the Joint Task Force in Maiduguri on Wednesday afternoon repelled an attack on the popular Monday market.
The market has been the target of several attacks in the past. In July, four traders were shot dead when gunmen invaded the market and shot sporadically. In April, seven other traders were killed in similar circumstances.
Today’s attack resulted in the halting of trading activities and operatives of the JTF commenced a thorough search of evreyone within the market’s premises.