More than 40 people have been killed in attacks on two villages in the state of Borno in north-east Nigeria.
Heavily armed men in four wheel drive trucks attacked a mosque, markets and government buildings.
Afterwards, the bodies were laid out in the courtyard of a mosque.
Hospital sources said another 65 people were treated for burn and gunshot wounds.
The attacks began shortly before sundown on Tuesday night .
The BBC reports most residents blamed the Boko Haram group, which has been fighting to impose Sharia law on northern Nigeria.
Numerous villages in the area have been attacked in recent months, despite Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states all being under emergency rule