At least fifteen people including two priest were killed by the gun men in Zamfara state of Nigeria on Sunday, media reports said.
The attack came a week after 26 people were killedin Barely in a community in Zamfara State, when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members, have killed them.
Media reports identified that the bandits killed the people in a village called Zakuna on Sunday.
Media reports while quoting officials said that Zamfara State has seen repeated attacks in recent times that have left scores dead and added to the agony of unending attacks that have been blamed largely on the jihadist group, “Boko Haram”.
“In a bid to instate a strict Islamic code the Boko Haram has waged a deadly insurgency in the area since,” reports said adding, “On receiving the reports of the attack, the police mobilised to the village and discovered 15 dead bodies majority of whom were Yansakai.
“The police have, however, deployed heavy security to the area to maintain peace and stability.
“Pertinantly on May 25, some communities in Gidangoga District in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state were similarly attacked by bandits, resulting to the death of 26 people and injuring of three others,” media reports said.