Ten people have been reportedly killed by bandits in an attack on Atak Mawai village, Zaman Dabo ward, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna.
The bandits were also said to have burnt several houses during the attack.
The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday.
A resident of the community said the bandits invaded the community at about 3am when the villagers were asleep.
According to him, the villagers were woken up by sounds of gunshots and started running helter skelter adding those killed were burnt in their houses.
He said, “The bandits came around 3am when the people were asleep. They were shooting sporadically as they went from house to house setting houses ablaze.
“We are yet to ascertain the exact number of people killed because many people ran to the bushes, but I can confirm that 10 people were burnt to death in their homes.
He said by the time security personnel arrived the community, the bandits had fled.
Spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Mohammed Jalige could not be reached when contacted as mobile telephone was switched off when contacted.