The group's goal is to enforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law, known as sharia.
Boko Haram, which attained worldwide notoriety after kidnapping 270 girls from their school in the town of Chibok in 2014, is trying to create an Islamic state in the Lake Chad Basin area.
Boko Haram had not stepped up attacks when the department of state conducted its survey.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram terrorist, on Wednesday, attack Adamawa state, killing six person.
Apart from last week's ambush and abduction of a team of geologists from the University of Maiduguri, Boko Haram insurgents had carried out about 90 separate or multiple suicide attacks within and around Maiduguri in the past four months.
Residents who were able to get away said the insurgents stormed the village, around 12 midnight and opened fired on sleeping residents, Premium Times reports.
According to him, the military and hunters manning the area immediately engaged the insurgents in a fierce battle which resulted in the death of a member of the terrorists.
The same military had said in the past that the sect had been defeated and all the territories under their control captured.
"Boko Haram has reverted to using improvised explosive devices (IEDs)", he said.
The military has been forced to concentrate forces around Maiduguri, capital of the insurgency's birthplace, Borno state, where Shekau's faction has stepped up suicide bombings, which now occur on a near-daily basis.
This is contained in a communique issued at the end of the service chiefs meeting in Maiduguri. "This move and action are expected to give impetus to the military effort", it said, without elaborating.