Soldiers fired on speedboats believed to be carrying Niger Delta militants preparing to strike oil
installations and killed or wounded an unknown number, army spokesman said.
The demonstrators, hailing from Biafra in eastern Nigeria, paid homage to those killed during the 1967- 1970 period while defending Biafra and lit candles in their memories.
One of every five suicide bombers deployed by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, usually a girl, according to the report.
Under the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, politicians, celebrities and the public globally united to demand the return of the girls who disappeared without a trace.
In 2014, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Boko Haram has carried out suicide bombings often using girls.
Borno State health commissioner Haruna Mshelia said 75 bodies were brought into the hospitals, while 10 others had been buried on Sunday.
The shooting, burning and explosions from three suicide bombers continued for nearly four hours in the unprotected area.
The attack killed at least 10 people and wounded about a dozen others.
Nigeria tanker fire: The disaster took place in Nnewi, a predominantly Christian community in southeast part of the country
The plane was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and had left Mauritius at 9 pm
Swaraj added that contact with the pirates has been established.
“Most of the victims were slaughtered and most of the wounded (had suffered) machete cuts,” Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian helping the Nigerian military fight Boko Haram.
Other reports put the number of dead at about 20. Shiite leader Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah Ibrahim are in military custody, Gov Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state told The Associated Press yesterday.
Some 20,000 people have been killed in the 6-year-old Islamic uprising Boko Haram that has spread to neighboring countries.
“We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group.