Reports say that the insurgents launched the attack against traveling passengers in Auno, a town 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
The passengers were en route to Maiduguri before they were attacked by suspected Boko Haram terrorists around 10pm on Sunday.
According to residents of the area, the passengers had stopped over at Auno as a result of the blockade of the road into the state capital by the military operatives after they missed the curfew.
Dogo Shettima, an aide to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State confirmed the killing and destruction of property during the attack.
Many persons, including women and children, were also reportedly kidnapped during the attack.
The governor in the company of security forces has visited the scene on Monday morning and called on relevant authorities to end the insurgency.