At least 15 farmers were on Monday killed by bandits at Yar Gamji village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The farmers were working on their farmland when the bandits attacked and killed them.
The bandits were said to have arrived on the farmland on motorcycles and carried out the attack for about one hour.
The residents reportedly sent distress calls to security operatives who subsequently mobilised to repel the bandits.
The Spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.
He said, “It’s true, fifteen persons were killed in the attack. The bandits numbering over 200 came on motorcycles armed with AK 47 rifles pursuing them (the farmers) even to the forest, shooting and killing them.
“A mop up after revealed the 15 corpses. At present, our people are on ground and I am expecting a detailed report on their confrontation with the bandits.”