Four suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers launched an attack in Mairanti, a village near Maiduguri on Thursday night, May 3.
Channels TV reports that explosions were heard at about 10pm when most of the residents were indoors.
It was reported that only the terrorist were killed in the failed attack.
The northeast coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Bashir Garga, confirmed the attack. He expressed concern that there could be a high number of bombers infiltrating the city.
The NEMA coordinator called on residents to be extra vigilant.
Mairanti is located around Molai axis of the state capital and has been a constant target for Boko Haram terrorists.
Meanwhile, troops of the Nigerian military have arrested a teenage bomber in Adamawa, one of the worst hit states by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northeastern part of Nigeria, just as two others were said to have escaped from being caught.
Though details of the arrest were still sketchy at the time of this report, it happened just days after some bombers detonated improvised explosive devices they were laced with in a mosque while worshippers prayed.
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"Locals said the arrested terrorist was in company of two others who fled towards the major market road in the town," TVC's Sumner Sambo said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that many people were on Tuesday, May 1, feared dead following bomb blasts in Mubi town, Adamawa state, north east Nigeria, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
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