Armed bandits attacked Baddarawa village of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing over 6 persons and injuring several others.
It was gathered that the attackers stormed the village in the early hours of Thursday and began shooting sporadically, ransacking houses.
Spokesman for Zamfara Police Command, Mohammad Shehu, confirmed the incident saying only six people were killed in the attack.
“Based on our report, six people died in the attack, while 10 others sustained various degrees of injuries. When police got the information, we immediately bolted into action alongside Nigerian Army. We are combing the forest to track down the attackers.
“We are also patrolling the village now, and nomalcy has since returned,” Mr Shehu, a deputy superintendent of police, said.
See photos of the injured victims