No fewer than three people were killed by gunmen at Bawan Daji Village in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The killing was confirmed by the Police command in the state.
According to the command’s spokesman, DSP Mohammed Shehu, the gunmen who came in large numbers attacked the village in the early hours of Wednesday shooting sporadically.
He said the villagers who were taken unawares were quick to alert a nearby mobile police patrol team which came and engaged the bandits in a gun battle.
The Police Public Relations Officer said the policemen overpowered the bandits and many of them escaped with gunshot wounds.
He urged members of the public to be on alert to report to the nearest authority anyone seen with bullet wounds and seeking medical attention.
Shehu said normalcy had returned to the affected village with people going about their normal businesses.