According to reports, the rain started around 4:30 pm and lasted for about 30 minutes.
The residents also expressed relief that the "intolerably hot weather" will reduce.
"About a week ago, the weather was intolerably hot in Maiduguri ! Alhamdu lillah as a result, we have recorded first rain today" Adamu Muhammad Sidi Girei posted on facebook.
Adam Umar Langa, another resident said "It's raining: massive rain storms the city of Maiduguri. Making it first rain in 2017 season, may Allah bless us and give a better plants to grow..! and last within 30 minutes Alhamdu Lillah"