Gunmen on motorbikes kill 32 villagers in northeast Nigeria

Reuters
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Boko Haram
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram. MANDATORY CREDIT. REUTERS/Boko Haram handout via Reuters TV

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - - Gunmen mounted on motorbikes killed at least 32 people in the northeastern Nigerian village of Gurmushi, a police source said on Thursday.

The attacked occurred along the Cameroon border area of Borno state, the heart of an insurgency by Boko Haram militants fighting for an Islamic state in religiously mixed Nigeria, on Wednesday afternoon.

On hearing of the attack, Abba Shuwa contacted his family who live in village, he told Reuters by telephone. They said many of the 32 dead had already been buried.