Fulani herdsmen have invaded three communities in Adamawa state maiming and destroying properties.
The communities were thrown into confusion as the herdsmen slew three policemen.
Scores of villagers were reported to have been hacked down too.
The invading marauders kidnapped one person, Gestapo style.
At Kwayine village, some of the residents were seen burying the dead in the early hours of Sunday.
The attack, coming after various alerts by the Adamawa community of fears about a likely attack, has left on its trail damaged houses and abandoned police vehicles.
Residents have however called on the authorities to provide better security to prevent further attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The incident is coming a few days after the Nigerian Airforce commenced aerial surveillance of forests.
The air force is also surveying communities located in the southern part of Kaduna state, as well as other insurgent-laden states.
The Nigerian Airforce says the aim is to fish out suspected armed herdsmen that have been attacking the villages.