Three suicide bombers have lost their lives early on Friday morning, in an attempt to detonate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The explosion occurred on Damboa road, near a petrol station in Maiduguri.
The suicide bombing was said have been carried out by two girls and a boy.
The first, occurred at about 3:00 am, while eyewitnesses reported seeing the other girl and a boy hiding under a tanker in the early hours of the morning.
They both later detonated their suicide vests while civilian security volunteers were trying to persuade them to come out from hiding and cast off their IEDS.
According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), three petrol tankers were said to have been destroyed as a result of the explosion.
The Borno state Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, said the corpses have been evacuated.
Damboa, one of the entry points into the city has recorded at least three bomb explosions in the past.
In February, a police man died and another one was injured by bandits while on patrol around Kubuwa village, also in Damboa local government of Borno state.
The ambush was the second in two days as a military convoy had been attacked the previous day, along the same Damboa road with casualties from both the military and civilian side.