Unknown gunmen have attacked Dogon Kuka village in Yobe State, killing and injuring an unspecified number of people.
The gunmen invaded the village on Saturday, and started firing indiscriminately.
Two people died immediately, the Commissioner of Police, Yobe State Command, Patrick Egbuniwe, confirmed to Agence France Presse.
“A group of unknown gunmen stormed Dogon Kuka village and opened fire on residents. From all indications, they were on a shooting spree. From reports reaching us, some people might have been killed,” Egbuniwe told AFP.
The state police commissioner said he could not put a figure on the number of deaths.
“I don’t have details yet but we have deployed security personnel to the village to ascertain the nature and extent of the attack,” he said.
He declined to say if the attackers were members of the extremist Boko Haram, which has been blamed for a string of deadly attacks in several parts of Yobe State and neighbouring Borno State.
The village is about 70 kilometres (45 miles) from Damaturu, the state capital.
More details later.