While some Nigerians were celebrating Good Friday, terror was being unleashed in far away Maiduguri.

Four teenage girl suicide bombers killed two people in multiple attacks in northeast Nigeria, residents said on Saturday, in the latest assault since the government announced it was in ceasefire talks with Boko Haram.

The suspected Boko Haram attack took place late on Friday in the northeast Borno state capital of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the Islamic group's insurgency.

The girls, estimated to be between the ages of 13 and 18, attacked the Zawuya settlement on the outskirts of Maiduguri, killing two people, residents told AFP.

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"We lost two people, a woman and a boy, in two of the four suicide explosions," Zawuya resident Musa Haruna Isa said.

One of the bombers blew up while trying to scale a low mud wall outside a house that started crumbling and detonated her explosive belt, killing the boy, Isa said.

"One of them exploded near an open-air mosque, injuring one person," he said, adding that another bomber "panicked from the explosions from her colleagues and squeezed the trigger in the open, killing only herself".

However, police said that just one person died in the attack.

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