In a week characterised by raids and senseless killings by the Islamists group Boko Haram, the sect again on Friday raided three villages and killed those accused of being against their ideology in the North East.
More than 30 people were reported to have been killed in fresh attacks in early hours of Friday in north-eastern Borno State.
The raids by the sect took place as the US Security Council approved sanctions against the Islamist group.
Residents from the two of the villages that came under attack said militants had attacked in a convoy had gathered all vigilante members of the community before opening fire on them.
One villager from Moforo in Marte district, who escaped across the border to Cameroun, told newsmen that the second village attacked was Kimba village in Biu district.
The gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect may have killed three people in Kimba town in Gur ward of Biu Local Government Area of Borno
The attackers were said to have burnt down almost half of the town and shot three people who are said to be receiving treatment at Biu General Hospital.
Kimba is said to currently be a ghost town as everybody there has fled to seek refuge in Sabon Gari, while other fled to Mandara Girau and Biu.
About 25 men were killed in Moforo and another eight men in Kiribi.