At least 27 people were killed and 83 others injured in three suicide blast outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state in Nigeria.
According to the officials, three female suicide bombers carried out the attacks. He said the first bomber blew herself up near the camp, triggering panic.
People were trying to close their shops when two other female bombers triggered their explosives, causing most of the casualties.
Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said.
In all, at least 83 people were wounded in the three explosions near the city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the long-running conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.
Nigeria’s military last year wrested back large swaths of territory from the armed group. But they have struck back with renewed zeal since June, killing at least 143 people before Tuesday’s bombings and weakening the army’s control.