The explosion believed to have been triggered by Boko Haram fighters sparked tension in the area.
A rocket launcher also landed at Gomari Airport, a community about four kilometres from the airport located in the state capital.
In a video seen by Daily Trust, residents of the estate were discussing the incidents in groups.
A large crowd was also seen in one of the houses affected by the explosion.
A resident said no life was lost in the incident but .
A military source said troops of 33 artillery, Njimtelo, opened fire when they sighted insurgents on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
The insurgents were said to have also engaged troops in a gun battle.