A mother, two of her children and a member of the vigilante group, Civilian JTF were killed by three suicide bombers suspected to be members of Boko Haram in Ummarari village in Jere Local Government in Borno.
Premium Times reports that the attack took place Saturday night after evening prayers.
Eight other people were injured in the bombing carried out by an adult two teenage suicide bombers.
The spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA in the North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said the bodies of the dead have been evacuated.
Abdulkadir said: “the casualties were evacuated to Borno State specialist hospital by the NEMA ERT and SEMA. The remains of the three suicide bombers were also deposited at the mortuary of the hospital.”
There has been a rise in the number of suicide bombings and audacious attacks by the extremist group after they were forced on the backfoot by the Nigerian military. Last week, the civilian JTF neutralised two female suicide bombers just outside Maiduguri.