AT least three persons at Bawan Daji village in Anka local government area of Zamfara state, authorities have said.
According to spokesman of Zamfara state police command, Mohammed Shehu, who confirmed the incident, the killings were carried out by unknown by gunmen.
The police spokesman said the gunmen came in large numbers and attacked the village in the early hours of Wednesday.
Shehu said many of the gunmen escaped with gunshot wounds, after being overpowered policemen.
He said normalcy had returned to the affected village.