She walked up to the group of boys who were just ending their lessons and “blew herself up in their midst,” Mohammed Bola, head of the anti-jihadist militia in the area.

“She killed three boys and injured four others,” Bola said about the attack.

A resident, Salisu Mohammed said, Moments earlier, another young girl stormed into a house in the area and detonated her explosives, injuring one person.

Luckily, no one was killed as the occupants of the house were outside chatting with neighbours,” he said,but the house was totally destroyed.

Bola said, The two bombers sneaked into the area together but split to attack different targets.

The scene of the bombings, a popular night time venue for residents, has been repeatedly targeted by suicide attacks blamed on Boko Haram.

In April, three people were killed and 33 injured in twin suicide blasts among a crowd in Muna Dalti which houses a sprawling camp for thousands displaced by the jihadist violence.

The jihadist group is notorious for suicide attacks on civilian targets including schools, mosques and motor parks.

The long violence has killed 35,000 people in northeast Nigeria and displaced around two million from their homes, creating a dire humanitarian crisis.

The conflict has spread to neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, prompting a regional military response to combat the jihadist groups.