Seventeen people are reported to have been killed after Boko Haram militants detonated a triple suicide bomb.

The incident occurred in the northeastern Nigerian town of Konduga, according to emergency service officials.

Boko Haram continues to attack many communities in Northern Nigeria forcing millions to flee their homes.

Even soldiers helping to defeat these militants have often fallen victim with scores of them killed in the process.

Nigeria’s government is yet to win the battle against the terrorist group, likewise countries in the Lake Chad region, where similar attacks do take place.

The leaders of countries in the region last December vowed to push for the quick implementation of a Regional Stabilization Strategy in the areas to deal with the crisis.