Witnesses say three people are dead after an attack on a village in central Nigeria, a region beset by religious and ethnic fighting.
Mark Lipdo, an organizer for a nonprofit group called the Stefanos Foundation, said Sunday that three Christians died in an overnight on the village of Kwi in troubled Plateau state. Lipdo said villagers believe the attackers were Muslims from a different ethnic group.
This is just the latest night attack in Nigeria, an oil-rich country of 150 million people that is split between Muslims in the north and the predominantly Christian south.
Plateau state is in the nation's "middle belt," where dozens of ethnic groups vie for control of fertile lands and political and economic power.