Four militants detonated explosive vests simultaneously, he said.
Usman said four suicide bombers killed ten people and wounded 39 others in the Sareji neighborhood.
Human rights group Amnesty worldwide says at least 1,600 people have been killed in attacks carried out by Boko Haram militants since the start of June.
Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri, the Theatre Commander of Operations, Lafiya Dole, a military operations established to put an end to Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, Maj.-Gen.
“Credible information … indicates that though no human life was lost as a result of the barbaric act of the terrorists, however, a few cattle were killed after drinking water from a few poisoned sources”, Usman said.
The spokesman said the fuel depot was used to stockpile Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants for Boko Haram terrorists for onward movement to the terrorists’ camps in Sambisa forest. A regional offensive by Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon earlier this year forced Boko Haram jihadis to retreat from much of their territory in northern Nigeria, but the insurgents have fought back in recent months.
This Day newspaper also reported that as Nigerians celebrated the 55th independence anniversary, residents of three communities in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State were thrown into mourning when Boko Haram terror sect attacked their villages, killing 11 persons.
More worrisome is the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari deliberately appointed top security officers from North-East, especially Borno hoping that they could reciprocate the gesture by cooperating with the security agencies.