At least 11 people were confirmed dead by residents when bandits attacked the Ruwan Bore community of Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Saturday.
Local sources said several residents were also wounded by the bandits.
Ruwan Bore is a few kilometres from Talata Mafara town, the headquarters of the local government.
Mustapha Lawal, a resident of Talata Mafara, said the bandits, who were riding on motorbikes, arrived at the village around 6:14 p.m. and surrounded the village.
But some of the villagers still managed to escape because they know alternative paths out of the village. But many people were badly wounded while eleven residents were killed, he said.