Nine people have been killed in Chikun, Zangon Kataf, Igabi and Zaria local government areas of Kaduna State.
The state Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed in a statement issued on Friday.
According to him, military and police authorities reported the killings to the State Government.
He said three people were killed when bandits barricaded the Buruku-Udawa section of the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road in Chikun LGA.
He also said one person sustained gunshot injuries and is receiving treatment in hospital.
Aruwan said in the Yola-Kadi general area also of Chikun LGA, bandits killed one and left another resident injured.
He added that bandits killed two people in Sako village, Zangon Kataf LGA. Also in Zangon Kataf LGA, two corpses were discovered by a patrol team in the Kurfi-Magamiya general area.
In Zaria LGA, bandits killed one Alhaji Habibu in Saye village.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai was quoted to have expressed sadness at these reports and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed in the attacks, while wishing the injured a speedy recovery.