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Gunmen opened fire in a student housing area near a polytechnic school in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in an attack whose motives remained unclear, officials said. 

Details were still emerging of the attack in the early hours of Tuesday in the town of Mubi, with emergency and security officers in the region having rushed to the town.

Attackers were said to have gone to an off-campus housing area and gunned down students. Police spokesman Mohammed Ibrahim confirmed 26 people killed.

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