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Terrorist attacks increasing across northern Nigeria

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<p>An attack by terrorists linked to the Islamic State group on a village in northeast Nigeria has killed dozens, security sources and residents said.</p> <p>Fighters believed to be from the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (<span class="caps">ISWAP</span>) faction shot and ran over residents with vehicles in the assault on the remote village of Felo on Tuesday. </p> <p>The sources told <span class="caps">AFP</span> that the death toll had risen from 59 after 10 more bodies were discovered in the countryside around the herding community. Ibrahim Liman, a member of a government-backed anti-terrorist militia, gave the same overall figure.</p> <p>Emergency workers were seen retrieving bodies as villagers make their return to the scene after the attack. Northeast Nigeria has been wracked by a decade-long insurgency that has left at least 36,000 dead and displaced some 2 million</p> <p>The attacks are the latest round of deadly forays by the terrorist group following weeks of sustained counterinsurgency victories recorded by the Nigerian army.</p> <p>Over in the northwest also, bandits continue to attack communities and kill dozens. Nigerians on social media have been demanding stern government action ,to secure lives and properties.</p>
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