Three individuals were killed and three others were injured by unknown shooters in the Gurbin Maganiya hamlet of Jibia Local Government Area in Katsina State.
Muntari Naqawuri, Surajo Salisu, and Musa Hassan were among those killed, while Mustapha Salisu, Basiru Abubakar, and Muhammed Rabiu were injured.
According to a credible source who requested anonymity, the unidentified shooters arrived in the community on motorcycles around 10 p.m. last Saturday.
The hoodlums would have overrun the village had it not been for the swift intervention of several security personnel, it was learned.
When asked for confirmation, the state spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, was unavailable at the time of reporting this story.