One of every five suicide bombers deployed by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, usually a girl, according to the report.
In 2014, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Boko Haram has carried out suicide bombings often using girls.
It is the first attack on Maiduguri since December 28, when Boko Haram attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers, killing at least 50 people.
The shooting, burning and explosions from three suicide bombers continued for nearly four hours in the unprotected area.
A Nigerian military spokesman said that Boko Haram militants attacked the community of Dalori, about 5 km east of Maiduguri, on Saturday evening.
The attack killed at least 10 people and wounded about a dozen others.
About 60 people had wounds from bullets and shrapnel from explosive devices, she said. Other wounded people had to be sent to other hospitals in the city.
“Most of the victims were slaughtered and most of the wounded (had suffered) machete cuts,” Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian helping the Nigerian military fight Boko Haram.
“There were two suicide bombers,” said a local official. “Only the first bomb exploded.”
Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group whose 6-year uprising has killed some 20,000 people, stepped up attacks this year in neighboring Chad.
Boko Haram’s 6-year uprising has killed 20,000 people. The Islamic extremist group has expanded attacks into Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Some 20,000 people have been killed in the 6-year-old Islamic uprising Boko Haram that has spread to neighboring countries.
The video posted on social media shows villagers gathered around armed fighters while one explains they are meting out God’s “prescribed punishment,” according to SITE Intelligence Group.
“Following a coordinated rescue operation at scene of multiple explosions in both Nyaya and Kuje, which are satellite towns of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, so far 15 persons lost their lives and 41 injured,” NEMA said.
Violence from Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency has left nearly 20,000 people dead and 1.4 million displaced from their homes.