At least 17 people have reportedly been killed in a Boko Haram attack on the village of Alagarno in Nigeria's Borno state, a day after twin bomb blasts rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos, killing 118 people.

Every home in the village was burnt in the assault where Boko Haram insurgents spent hours killing and looting after arriving at midnight before leaving in stolen vehicles, a survivor told the BBC.

The village of Alagarno is close to Chibok, the village where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram militants last month. Borno state is currently under a state of emergency after the Nigerian parliament approved an extension following a spate of attacks in the north of Nigeria by the Islamist group.

Following the blasts, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan assured "all Nigerians that [the] government remains fully committed to winning the war against terror and... will not be cowed by the atrocities of enemies of human progress and civilization."

While Boko Haram's insurgency has been focused on the country's north, two bombs struck the capital of Abuja last month, killing 105 people in an indication that the group's deadly influence is spreading farther south into the heart of Africa's biggest economy.

The group, which wishes to create an Islamic caliphate within Nigeria, attracted global attention to the West African nation's fight against terrorism following the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls.