The Chamber of Deputies on Thursday criticized the continued killing of innocent people by Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in the northeast and northwest parts of the country.
The House Defense Committee chairman, Babajimi Benson, in a statement released in Abuja, instructed the military to take decisive action against criminals.
He described the violent attacks on harmless residents as disturbing and unacceptable.
Suspected Boko Haram fighters on Tuesday attacked the Foduma Kolomaiya community in the local government area of Gubio, in the state of Borno, and killed more than 50 people.
Armed men suspected of being bandits also invaded some communities in the local government area of Faskari, in the state of Katsina, and killed an unspecified number of people.
Angered by the continued killing of innocent people by bandits and other criminal elements, some people demonstrated in Katsina on Tuesday and destroyed posters and billboards displaying images from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Benson, who expressed his sympathy to the governments and to all the people of the two states, said the death of any individual in Nigeria, mainly due to insecurity, should be a source of concern for everyone.
"It is disheartening that, at the time when the military made gains in the fight against insurgents and bandits, criminals could attack these communities and kill this large number of people," lamented the legislator.
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