Three people have been killed after gunmen attacked a village at Bawan Daji in Anka local government area of Zamfara state.
Mohammed Shehu, spokesman of state police command, confirmed the killing.
Shehu said 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 speokesman 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.