No fewer than 11 people were killed by bandits while three others sustained injuries in Tsatskiya town, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State on Saturday.
The three injured persons are receiving treatment at Dutsin-Ma General Hospital.
It was gathered that the attackers invaded the town around 9:30 am.
They were believed to be on a reprisal mission over the killing of their informant by the residents.
It was gathered that four days prior to the attack, villagers had identified and killed an informant who was working for the bandits.
A source told our correspondent that the attackers, who arrived on motorcycles, immediately began shooting indiscriminately which led to the death of 11 people.
Villagers have continued to migrate, leaving their homes for Dutsin-Ma to seek refuge.
Katsina State Police Command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isa, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Katsina, said only three people were killed and not 11 as reported by the residents.