Two children and a teenager were killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Unguwan Rimi village in Kauru local government area of Kaduna state.
The attackers were said to have invaded the village around 2:30pm on Monday.
Many persons reportedly sustained gunshots injuries.
Confirming the incident, Spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Yakubu Sabo, said efforts were being made to apprehend the culprits.
He identified the victims as: Monday Yahaya, Samson David and Ashimile Danladi.