It has been reported that gunmen suspected to be members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect have killed about 70 persons in two separate attacks in Adamawa and Borno States.
In one incident, some men armed with guns and explosives killed 18 people during a morning mass of a Catholic Church in Waga Chakawa village in Adamawa State.
In another incident, security officials have confirmed that the same suspected Islamic extremists used explosives to attack a village in Borno State, killing 52 people and razing more than 300 homes.
A security official told AP yesterday that the attackers planted several explosives at a market around Kawuri village in Konduga Local Government Area on Sunday. The sect was alleged to have also wounded several policemen as well as civilians in the attack that took hours.
In the last one week, over 100 persons have been killed in attacks alleged to have been initiated by the violent sect. These attacks, according to the United Nations, have led to 6,000 persons fleeing to neighbouring countries.