Suspected armed bandits have attacked Birnin Gwari community of Kaduna State killing 18 people.
The attack happened around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
A resident of the community said the armed men came some minutes before sunset and started firing sporadically immediately they entered the community.
The killers were reported to have robbed many shops, stole monies, mobile phones and other valuables.
The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the killings. He said 18 people were killed in the incident while police officers have been deployed to the community.