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Radical Islamist group Boko Haram has beheaded seven civilians in the city of Ngambu in the northeastern state of Borno.
The Nigerian government is yet to identify the victims or comment on the brutal killing.
The group have previously sought to target security forces but are now focusing their attacks on civilian targets and religious locations.
Reverend Gideon Obasogie, the director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese in Borno State, this week revealed that Boko Haram have torched 185 churches in the territory they have captured in the states of Borno and Adamawa reports IB Times.
In a statement, Obasogie said that Boko Haram's "ransacking and torching" of churches had forced priests to leave their homes for two months while displaced civilians were still unable to return to their towns and villages.
The South-East chairman of Nigeria's Northern Forum, Alhaji Musa Saidu, has pleaded with the group to put down their weapons in the country's northern regions.
Last month, experts from the Nigeria Security Network (NSN) warned that the terror group is plotting a major offensive on Maiduguri city in Borno State, in similar fashion to the Islamic State's capture of Mosul.
"Unless swift action is taken, Nigeria could be facing a rapid takeover of a large area of its territory reminiscent of Isis's lightning advances in Iraq," their report, entitled North-East Nigeria On The Brink, claimed.
"If Maiduguri falls, it will be a symbolic and strategic victory unparalleled so far in the conflict."
Boko Haram 'on the rampage' in Nigeria