He said that the police received a distress call from the village at about 12.15am and quickly mobilized security to the area.
He said that a combined team of the police and soldiers on operation in the area, moved in immediately.
He, however, said that due to the bad terrain of the area, the bandits had fled before the arrival of the police.
The police image maker said that those killed were identified as members of the affected community.
At the moment, he said, the patrol team was combing the affected area to arrest the bandits and appealed to members of the community and its environs to inform the nearest security post of any suspicious movement.
NAN, however, reports that when the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, visited the village on a condolence visit, members of the community said 11 were killed and 24 were injured and hospitalized.