Seven people were killed while eight others sustained injuries when Boko Haram suicide bombers detonated explosives in Umarari village, Borno, on Saturday night.
According to the Borno police command, the attack was carried out by three suicide bombers, a male and two females.
Victor Isuku, the police spokesperson, who confirmed the incident said the bombers attempted to gain access into Maiduguri town.
Three suicide bombers and four others were killed in the attacks.
He said the members of civilian joint task force challenged the bombers, who proceeded to detonate the explosives strapped to their bodies.
“At about 2100hrs of 18/3/2917, 3 suicide bombers, a male and two female, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in Molai general area,” he said.
“They were sighted by Civilian JTF and challenged. They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies while running to different directions.
“Four people which include a Civilian JTF, a woman and her two children died while eight others sustained injuries, and have been taken to hospital.”
Umarari has suffered several Boko Haram attacks in the past.
The last attack on the village was in June 2016 when two female suicide bombers killed 22 people while observing early morning prayers, reports TheCable.
Unarari is a small village with less than 200 residents. It is about 5km south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.