45 killed in Nigerian village was revenge attack from bandits, police say.

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)At least 45 people were killed in retaliatory attacks by armed bandits in a remote village in northwest Nigeria, police said.

The attack occurred on Saturday at Gwaska village in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police Austin Iwar told CNN.
Women and children were among those killed in the attack after bandits opened fire on farming settlements in the area.