Over 158 people were killed, weekend, across eight villages in Adamawa and Borno States, by members of the Boko Haram sect.
About 100,000 residents have fled the attacked villages afraid the insurgents would come again to kill more people.
The federal government has responded to the increasing loss of lives by sending more troops to the terror-ravaged villages.
Over 65 people were recorded dead in the attacks on seven villages in Adamawa State, while about 93 others were killed when the terrorists struck at a village in Borno State.
The government has also sent relief materials to Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.
A source told Thisday at the weekend that more troops had been deployed in the troubled areas to contain the activities of the insurgents as well as flush them out from that part of the country.
The source added that all measures had been put together to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled parts of Adamawa and Borno States
“While more troops have been deployed for protection of lives and property, relief materials have been sent with intelligence aspect of the counter-offensive in top gear,” he added.
Relief materials, including food items, toiletries, clothing and other basic needs, have also been sent to Konduga by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) led by its North-west Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Muhammad Kanar.
“NEMA has undertaken many of such interventions in recent times in various communities in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States where a state of emergency has been declared as a result of the insurgent activities,” Kanar said.