At the three person have been killed in the resurgence of communal clashes between Bomu and Lewe people in Gokana local government area of Rivers state.
The deceased, all-male are from Bomu, a community source said on Saturday.
Though the communities have a long history of communal clashes, the recent events and killings were said to have been sparked by oil disagreements by oil bunkering syndicates, a thriving business in the area.
According to the source, the incident occurred at the early hours of Saturday. He added that the bodies of the deceased were discovered by the bush path, causing tension in the sleepy community.
Nnamdi Omoni, the public relations officer of the Rivers State Police Command did not immediately respond to inquiries for comment.