Police say attackers killed at least three people and burned down six houses in a northern Nigerian town with a history of ethnic violence.
The Bauchi state police chief told The Associated Press on Thursday that the attack took place at about 6 a.m. in the town of Tafawa Balewa.
Mohammed Indabawa said the police found three bodies "burnt beyond recognition." He said that the situation was under control after police officers and soldiers had been deployed to secure the area.
Tafawa Balewa and the surrounding villages have been plagued with ethnic tensions for more than 20 years.
The majority of the population is of the Sayawa ethnic group, but their traditional ruler is of the Fulani ethnic group. The Sayawas have demanded a separate traditional ruler.