The Nigerian Police Zamfara Command, on Saturday said that nine persons were killed by unknown gunmen at Fanteka Village in Daraga District, Zamafa Sate.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Amiru, who confirmed the news said the incident was a reprisal attack by the gunmen on Thursday.
The gunmen had earlier on the fateful day invaded the community, but they were chased out by the villagers, who shot and killed three members of the gang.
According to Amiru, six of those killed were members of the community, while the other three were members of the gang gunned down by the villagers.
He said that a team of armed policemen has been able to restore peace to the affected area, while a combined team of security men were on the trail of the gunmen.
He warned that the law prohibiting illegal possession of firearms was still in place and advised people against taking laws into their hands.