Bandits on Wednesday descended on miners in Kuru-Kuru village in Anka Local Government of Zamfara State, killing about 50.
The bandits also ambushed villagers from neighbouring Jakurka village as they rushed to rescue the miners, and killed many.
The bandits struck again at the burial of the murdered miners, kilking sympathisers.
The bandits had two weeks ago killed scores of pwople on Lawan Daji village in the same local government area.
This prompted Governor Abdulaziz Yari to order security agents to shoot the bandits on sight.