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The United States is deeply worried about the apparent worsening security situation in north- eastern Nigeria and has thus called for collective efforts to tackle the insurgents, Boko Haram.

The militants came into the village of Barderi, near the University of Maiduguri, on the outskirts of the city, on Wednesday night, telling people to gather to hear them preach, but then turned the guns on the crowd

Apparently disturbed by renewed attacks by the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram, in the North East, especially Borno and Adamawa States, the lawmakers opined that operating from there would enable the Chief of Army Staff to respond swiftly to attacks

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the attacks on Nigerian Air Force planes and helicopters at the NAF base in the city was particularly disturbing, considering the hitherto effective use of aerial attacks against Boko Haram, which is widely believed to have carried out the attacks

The man, a trader at the Monday International Market in the metropolis, according to eyewitnesses, said that the son had once threatened to kill him before he fled home to an unknown destination and later returned home a few days ago as security operatives continued to clamp down on the sect

Nwosu said: “The bomb blast in Kano, which killed many people was incredible.
“We believe most of them were the Igbos because the area the bomb exploded is largely occupied by Igbo traders and businessmen