The death of 5 people in a suicide attack on a church in Postikum on Sunday brings to about 200 the number of people who have been killed by Boko Haram militants last week alone according to reports.
At least five worshippers were killed in Sunday’s attack as they were entering the church in Potiskum in the north-east of the country.
The Islamist extremists of Boko Haram have carried out a six-year campaign of violence in Nigeria’s northeast.
The recent attacks have brought condemnation from Nigeria’s president.
Muhammadu Buhari, speaking on Friday, described as a “heinous atrocity” the latest wave of violence.
The recent attacks include:
Friday: several suicide bombers kill large numbers in Zabarmari village
Thursday: two female suicide bombers attack another village in Borno state
Wednesday: more than 50 gunmen kill 97 people in the village of Kukawa, near Lake Chad
Tuesday: 48 men shot dead after prayers in two villages near the town of Monguno
Sunday’s attack was carried out at the Redeemed Christian Church of God on the outskirts of Potiskum in Yobe state.
Witnesses and the police told AFP news agency that the pastor, a woman and her two children were among those killed.