A 50-year-old man identified as Ashiru Aliyu was killed by gunmen Monday morning at Daulai village, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Many women were also reportedly abducted by the gunmen who also rustled some domestic animals and looted foodstuff during the attack.
Residents said the gunmen arrived in the village about 1 a.m and started shooting sporadically.
They were said to have killed their victim in the process.
One of the residents said the gunmen were about 30 in number.
It was also learnt that some of the villagers had to escape into the bush and nearby communities to avoid being attacked.