Three persons were last shot to death in Zul, Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi State, by unknown men.
The chairman of the local government, Dr. Iliyasu Aliyu, has confirmed the killings.
The incident created tension in the area, and armed soldiers and police immediately rushed in to avoid total breakdown of law and order in the area.
The three: one woman and two men, were allegedly killed by the unknown gunmen in a reprisal attack. Following the violence, the local government and security agencies suspended about three weekly markets in the troubled local government area.
Dr. Aliyu said it had become imperative to suspend the weekly markets since it has become a lightning rod for violence in the area.