Police in Nigeria's Adamawa state say attackers stormed the home of the state's deputy governor in Midlu Saturday, killing 11 people.
Some victims were shot, while others had their throats cut. Police have given few details, but say it appears it was a targeted attack. Witnesses report hearing the gunmen shouting out names of their victims during the assault.
No one has claimed responsibility and no arrests have been made so far.
Northern Nigeria has been the scene of frequent attacks by Boko Haram Islamic extremists. Many of their victims have been police and Christians.