According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the attack occurred in Molai Mainari and Kanuri, some 6 kilometres away from Maiduguri, at about 11 pm.

NEMA said the victims had been evacuated to the hospital.

“Suicide bombing incident occurred 11 pm yesterday night at Mainari Shuwa Molai konduga LGA Borno state. Seven residents injured 7 people dead including (4 residents and 3 female bombers),” NEMA said in a brief statement.

The latest attack comes two days after at least 24 people were killed in suicide blast at a mosque and market in Mubi, Adamawa State.