Three people were feared dead when gunmen ambushed Irigwe people at the Nkendorong village road in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.
National President of the Irigwe Youths Movement, Ezekiel Bini, who confirmed the killings said the incident happened on Sunday evening.
He said some people of Irigwe ethnic group were on their way home from Ri-bakwa to Rikwe-Chongu area when they came under attack around 7:30 pm
“Unfortunately, three of them died during the attack while one person escaped with gunshot injuries,” Bini said.
He said after the attack, the gunmen moved to another location in Zirshe village and set their houses ablaze.
The spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, said the command was still investigating the incident to find out what really happened.
He said the state Commissioner of Police had summoned a meeting with stakeholders on ways to stop further violence in the affected areas.