Suspected armed bandits on Monday night attacked Magami community in Zamfara state killing many of the inhabitants and leaving numerous persons injured.
The bandits also invaded Birnin-Magaji and abducted a couple, community residents say they newly wedded.
Mr. Sani Magaji, who lives in the community that was attacked, narrated how the attackers invaded the community at night when they were asleep and started shooting at the residents and destroying properties.
Magaji who spoke to WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) on a telephone said, one of his stepbrothers was killed in the attack.
Asked if he has the exact number of casualties recorded, he said no, but said many lives were lost and that has made residents to desert the community.
WAR could not immediately reach the Zamfara state police command for a comment on the situation in the community.