At least 10 people have been killed after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked two villages in Zamfara State, the BBC Hausa service is reporting.
Residents of Madaɗa and Ruwan Tofa say dozens of attackers stormed the villages early Wednesday morning on motorcycles.
Nomadic herders from the Fulani ethnic group and farming communities often clash for control of land and water.
Police have not yet commented on the incident which comes amid a growing anger in the country over the recent upsurge in attacks blamed on cattle raiders.
Hundreds have been killed in past few months, prompting President Muhammadu Buhari to order the security forces to crack down on the herdsmen.
The Nigerian military is today holding a meeting with representatives of Fulani ethnic group in the capital, Abuja, to find a solution to the crisis.
Only last Monday the same Fulani herdsmen allegedly raided a community in Enugu State killing scores.