Boko Haram-inspired gunmen have targeted parts of Mainok village in Borno state.
According to a military source who spoke with Translator Nigeria News on Sunday, the town is currently under terrorist siege.
Mainok is located in the Konduga Local Government Area, about 45 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
The new attack comes only a few days after insurgents targeted Geidam, the headquarters of Yobe state’s Geidam Local Government Area and the hometown of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Baba Alkali.
In northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed thousands and displaced millions.
The Nigerian military has consistently asserted that the insurgency has been largely defeated, and any casualties are often exaggerated.
Soldiers have been killed by rebels in recent months.
Hundreds of soldiers and officers are said to have been killed since January 2021.
In Wulgo, two explosive-laden vehicles rammed into a military convoy, killing at least 33 soldiers.
Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Bana Jundullah were named as the suicide bombers. Four military vehicles, according to the group, were also lost.
In February, insurgents killed about 20 soldiers in Malari, Borno State.
According to Translator Nigeria News, the soldiers were on patrol to clear some Boko Haram elements in the region after receiving credible intelligence when they were ambushed by the party.