Police officers stand guard in front of the burnt-out remains of homes and businesses in the village of Konduga, in north-eastern Nigeria, after an attack by Boko Haram fighters. Boko Haram gunmen reportedly attacked a boarding school overnight on Tuesday, killing 29 pupils, according to police and the military. File picture: AFP

Damaturu, Nigeria - Gunmen believed to be from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school overnight, killing 29 pupils, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground, police and the military said on Tuesday.

“Some of the students bodies were burned to ashes,” said police commissioner Sanusi Rufai. - Reuters