Suspected Boko Haram gunmen beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai, northeast Nigeria, on the eve of Saturday's general elections, a federal lawmaker representing the area told AFP.
"There was an attack on Buratai late Friday by gunmen suspected to be insurgents.... They beheaded 23 people and set homes on fire," said Mohammed Adamu, who represents the town some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from Borno's capital Maiduguri.
A nurse at the nearest major hospital, in Biu, said the 32 injured who were receiving care also reported that many were decapitated during the attack.
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