According to a resident speaking to Okay Nigeria, the incident which happened around around 7am on Monday also left several others injured.
The gunmen who were dressed in military uniform and armed with AK-47 rifles, machetes and sticks.
The resident said:
“They were shooting indiscriminately and everybody started running to the bush. They were pursuing us as we ran to the bush, some people were killed in the bush,” he said.
“Some of them were wearing military uniforms with bulletproof vests. I saw them from where I was hiding.
“The police came in eight Hilux vehicles, but instead of pursuing the bandits who ran to the bushes, they just turned back.”
According to him, there had been speculations about an impending attacks since last week, which the state government was aware of.
“We had thought that the government would have taken the speculations seriously and be proactive, but they didn’t take it seriously and this had led to the killing of more of our people. It is rather very unfortunate,” he said.