Nigerian local police have arrested three people suspected to have masterminded an attack which led to the killing of at least 36 villagers in the north-western state of Zamfara last week.
Kenneth Embrimson, Zamfara police chief confirmed the news saying that the three principal suspects had confessed to the killing.
Embrimson said police were still searching for other suspects.
Last Wednesday, the gunmen had ambushed a group of local hunters in Birani village located in Zurmi area of Zamfara, leading to the fatality on both sides, reports Xinhua.
A total of 36 people were buried last Friday amidst outrage in the country following the massacre.