Independence day ended in mourning for residents of Sageri, Ajilari, Bulumkutu and other communities in Borno state.
Multiple female suicide bombers killed scores and wounded several people, as they detonated bombs in all those locations.
The explosions in Sageri and Ajilari occurred simultaneously at about 7:30p.m.
The female suicide bombers were said to have sneaked into Sageri on tricycles and detonated their bombs at a public gathering close to a tea seller joint.
Similarly, there were multiple blasts in Bulumkutu community, also in Borno.
Several people were also reported dead in the separate attack.