Medics and residents say armed "bandits" attacked five villages in northwest Sokoto state, killing more than 70 people, but there was no immediate official comment on killings.
Gunmen, some with AK 47 guns, attacked three villages in the state of Katsina in the early hours of Saturday, police say.
The memo from Army headquarters outlines plans to protect government food storage from looters as Africa’s most populous nation braces for the illness to spread further in the country.
Militants targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri, officials say, adding many women and children were abducted in the raid.
Members of the banned Islamic Movement of Nigeria attending Ashura processions were killed when police opened fire on Tuesday, according to the group's statement, a claim police refuse to comment on.
The global rights watchdog urged Nigeria to release the children – some as young as five years – detained in degrading and inhuman conditions in military cells, in a report rejected by the Nigerian army.
Security agencies ordered to arrest anyone who claims membership in Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by Sheikh Ibrahim el Zakzaky, detained since 2015 following a clash his followers had with troops.
Military sources said the attack targeted the Forward Operation Base in Ngwom village, some 14 km north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
The militant group killed at least 60 people in renewed attack in the northeastern town of Rann, Amnesty International said.
The UN fears an exodus of people fleeing to Chad if the Nigerian army cannot contain fighting that has intensified in recent weeks.
The Nigerian military is struggling to combat intensified Boko Haram attacks in the northeast of the country. Factions of the insurgent group are implementing a new strategy to breathe fresh air into their insurgency.
The Nigerian military has rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others, according to three parents, a resident and a local government official.
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