Suspected Boko Haram sect were repelled against the military in Michika and Madagali Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Adamawa State.
A community leader who pleaded anonymity told Channels Television that sporadic gunshots were heard at about 7pm on Monday around Kirchingha in Madagali LGA.
The terrorists were also said to be advancing towards Shuwa town in Michika LGA, causing the residents to flee for safety.
The advancing terrorists were reportedly stopped by troops who succeeded in pushing them back.
However, two houses and a shop were said to have been set ablaze by the retreating insurgents.
As at the time of this report, there is no report of casualty.
The Public Relations Officer of Adamawa State Command, Mr Othman Abubakar, said they have yet to receive any official report on the attack.
Both Michika and Madagali LGAs were captured by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.
They are just recovering from the devastation where lives were lost, infrastructure reduced to rubble, and thousands of residents displaced.