At least six people have been killed and more sustained severe injuries in new attacks on two communities in Kaduna State.
Reports said properties were also looted and houses razed during the predawn attacks which occurred in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.
The Kaduna State police commissioner, Agyole Abeh has confirmed the attacks.
Witnesses who reported the incident said the armed intruders stormed the village of Dangaji at around 8:00 p.m. Friday, killing some and leaving several injured.
Another attack in a nearby community of Unguwan Gajere was also hit in a predawn assault by the unidentified suspects.
It was not immediately clear why the attackers struck in the two villages.