The Nigerian army said its men foiled an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the Dalori IDP camp and Kofa village in Maiduguri on Wednesday night.
The attempted attack at about 10pm was aborted by troops of 251 Task Force Battalion, according to a statement by the army in a Facebook post.
“The terrorists gained access through a bush path behind the village in four vehicles and some motorcycles. They ransacked the market in front of IDP camp.
“On sighting own troops that were mobilised to the area, they set some houses and market ablaze and fled along Maiduguri-Bama Road. However one civilian was found dead.
“Own troops are presently assisting the villagers who ran into the bush back to their homes while the Borno Fire Service have contained the inferno”