The latest attacks carried out by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram has been condemned in the strongest tone by President Muhammadu Buhari.
At least 42 people died in two attacks in Borno state which followed the deaths of at least 10 people at a market in Yobe state killed by a child suicide bomber, believed to be aged 12.
More than 50 people died last week after three separate attacks in Nigeria.
In a statement issued by the President’s aide, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari said “They (Boko Haram) will not find Nigeria a safe haven, because they would be hunted down without mercy and compromise.”
“No sane people who believe in any God would be destroying the lives of innocent people in cold blood, terrorists don’t represent any religion.
“Make no mistake about it: this government is ever determined to discharge its fundamental duty of protecting the lives of its citizens from physical threats from any groups bent on creating chaos, confusion, and on destroying social and economic life of the people,” the statement said.