Unknown Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked Kurya Madaro, Kaura-Namoda LGA of Zamfara State, killing at least 21 persons.
Kurya Madaro is about 51 kilometres to Gusau, the state capital.
The gunmen also set ablaze five military and police operational vehicles, one trailer, and some other vehicles belonging to residents of the community.
Residents told Newsmen that the bandits stormed the community around 11:30 pm on Tuesday and operated for over six hours.
It was learnt that on arrival at the village on motorcycles, the gunmen started shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the death of the victims.
The deceased have since been buried in Kurya Madaro town in line with Islamic rites.
Deadly attacks have raged across Zamfara where bandits have thrived.
Farming and herding communities in the state have long been terrorised by gangs who raid villages, steal cattle and kidnap residents for ransom.