A number of Borno State residents fled their homes Wednesday evening.
This followed an attack by Boko Haram at the Jiddari-Polo area, near Maiduguri, the state capital.
A video on social media shows people of different ages trekking inward the city center away from the violence.
It was gathered that soldiers are engaging them Daily Post reports.
The fresh battle occurred a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari left Borno on a sympathy visit.
Buhari was booed, during the visit.