At least 19 people have been killed with several others missing after gunmen on motorbikes attacked Tsauwa village in Batsari council area of Katsina for a second time.
Residents said the bandits stormed the village around 11.30 p.m on Monday and operated till the early hours of Tuesday.
The gunmen were said to have arrived at the village on motorbikes, shooting indiscriminately to disperse the villagers, resulting in the death of the victims.
Eyewitnesses say the attackers also burnt down many houses in the village and carted away a large number of cattle and small ruminant animals.
It is the latest attack on Tsauwa after the village attacked on February 17, 2020 by bandits.
About 21 people were killed in that attack.