Boko Haram attacked two Christian villages in Nigeria on Monday, killing 29 people, mostly Christians. The attacks on Dille and other surrounding villages, where many Christians reside, was the fourth in the area since February of this year. Since 2009, Boko Haram has murdered countless Christians in West Africa. Earlier this year, the extremist Muslim terror organization pledged its allegiance to ISIS and seeks to create an Islamic State in West Africa.
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Satumari, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri, said: "It was really a sad day for me to learn that there were renewed attacks in my constituency, some parts of Borno State and the North-east in general by the barbaric acts of the insurgents.
"People are being killed in cold blood, churches, mosques, shops and residential houses were destroyed; it is very unfortunate. I pray to God to grant eternal rest to the souls of those killed by insurgents and quick recovery for the injured ones."
The member of parliament, who lamented Monday's attack on Dille and its environs, described recent attacks on his hometown as callous, barbaric and unjustifiable and called on security agencies in the troubled state to step up their surveillance. He equally asked the people of the area to remain very vigilant and report any suspicious persons or movements to the nearest security points or jurisdiction.
"I am very worried over the spate of killings by suspected insurgents in my constituency. I pleaded with security authorities, particularly the military to deploy troops to most of the affected villages to safeguard my people's lives and property, but all my cries fell on deaf ears as there is no security presence in my constituency yet...