Boko Haram has neither been defeated nor disseminated. The group still has the ability to mastermind significant attacks on soft targets.

A reliable security source, who pleaded anonymity, told newsmen that the first and second explosions occurred at about 9.45 p.m. at Mulaikalmari, which lies 6 kilometres away from Maiduguri.

The source said eight persons, including the suicide bombers were killed in the attack.

Three persons were also killed and five others wounded in the third and fourth explosions, which occurred about 20 minutes later at Polo-Sabon Gari area of Maiduguri.

“All the attacks occurred in the outskirts of the metropolis.

“It is a foiled attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate the town.”

The source added that security teams had been drafted to the affected areas to restore order and begin to search for the masterminds.

He disclosed those wounded have been referred to Special Hospital, Maiduguri for medical attention.

Chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency, Satomi Ahmed, who confirmed the attacks,  said his officials have been mobilised to the scenes.

“Thanks to the hard work of our Emergency Response Teams we were able to put together a prompt response, ” he told said.

In recent months, the Buhari administration has consistently commended itself for eradicating Boko Haram from the nation's north east region while over 3,000 police officers have been deployed to communities recovered from the terrorists.