Suspected armed bandits Tuesday killed at least 20 people in an attack on Kwaddi village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The incident, Daily Trust gathered, happened at a mosque during Asr prayer.
Last week, at least 30 people were killed in similar deadly assaults on five villages in Gidan Goga district of Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
Situated in a thick forest and surrounded by rocks, Kwaddi village is sharing a boundary with the Niger Republic as residents do cross the border to the neighbouring country for commerce and other activities.
Residents told Daily Trust that the gunmen had earlier invaded the village and killed at least eight people for failing to oblige to a N1 million ransom demanded from the whole community.
The spokesman of the state police command, Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the incident, but said he could not give further details.