A group of gunmen have killed at least four people during prayer at a mosque at Kawddi village in Zamfara State.
The attack, which also injured at least eight people, occurred in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman for Zamfara State police command, Mr Muhammad Shehu, confirmed this while speaking to newsmen in Abuja.
Shehu said the gunmen invaded the village in large numbers and started shooting sporadically and in the process, killed four people while eight others were critically wounded.
He, however, disclosed that security operatives have been deployed in the village to forestall further attacks and restore calm to the area.
It would be recalled that last week, three people were killed in a similar deadly attack on five villages in Gidan Goga district of Maradun Local Government Area of the state.