Gunmen have abducted many students and teachers of the College of Agriculture in the Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara state.
Sources said that a police officer and three security officials of the institution were also killed by the gunmen.
A source said that the gunmen stormed the school on motorcycles on Sunday evening and were shooting sporadically.
Niger, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and many other states in North-west and North-central Nigeria are bedevilled by bandits attacks.
The bandits kill and kidnap at will despite the large deployment of police officers and soldiers to the affected states.
The latest incident comes a few weeks after bandits abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.