Kaduna State reported attacks on five communities in the Chawai chiefdom, in which 18 people, including a policeman, died.
Kigom, Kikoba, Kishisho, and Ungwa Magaji are the villages affected.
A resident of one of the affected communities told Daily Trust that the attackers invaded their community, shooting at anything in sight.
According to reports, six people were killed in Ungwan Magaji, six in Kikoba, one in Kigam, and five in Kishisho.
One resident who preferred anonymity said, “Invaders destroyed farmlands in the affected areas, worth millions of naira.”
Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, did not pick up calls or respond to a text message sent to him at the time of filing this report.