- The Nigerian federal government has boosted security in the northern states of the country, with heavy presence of the army, manning road blocks and beefing up the search for the militants who have caused havoc in the area in the past two days.
At least 100 people have been reported dead since Sunday when Islamist militants launched their attacks on police stations.
The authorities in the northern states of Yobe, Kano, Borno and Plateau have also imposed a dusk to dawn curfew as the pursuit for the militants continues. The were reports of a continued gun firing late Monday night in some of the affected areas.
Further reports were that the national forces have been ordered to use all means to stop the violence in the area.
Since the attacks started on Sunday in the town of Baichu, reports of the worst violence on civilians were told, with young militants reportedly hacking people from their vehicles.
Islamist militants have been on the come back in recent months claiming they want a strict Sharia law in the northern states, while also blaming western education on what they called moral decay in their communities.
In February, five people were killed in religious clashes in Bauchi, while in November last year, some 700 lives were lost following clashes between Muslims and Christians in Plateau state.
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