Three people were yesterday wounded as a group of armed men opened fire in a suburb of Rayfield, host community of the Plateau State Government House.

The gunmen who could not be identified during the shooting reportedly opened fire at random after invading the locally called Gut community popularly known as Rayfield Resort, located few meters away from both the old and new Government Houses of the State.

Mr. Nyam Mado, Mr. Gyang Raphael who is the son to the Gut community leader as well as an elderly woman, Mrs. Kaneng Gyang who was said to have buried her relative earlier in the day sustained various degrees of gun injuries during the shooting.

Traditional leader of the community, Mr. Raphael Mado told MKB the shooters numbering six invaded the community on a red Voxwagen car at about 11pm.

Mr. Mado said the invaders, all armed with rifles and other deadly weapons opened fire when one of the victims sighted them and raised alarm.

Father of one of the victims, Mr. Samuel Mado who claimed to be an eyewitness said the gunmen fled the community as locals trooped out to confront them at the sound of gunshots.

It is however unclear the motive and identities of the shooters.

Local sources however say the attackers parked their car near a house where cattle were kept and surrounded the community before commencing shooting.

Officials have not commented on the incident but observers are worried that the attack happening in the community which houses several government establishments, top class businesses and tourism centers portends danger for the state's socioeconomic wellbeing.

The state governor, Simon Lalong has however maintained that there is no insecurity in the state despite several official releases calling for calm after attacks.

While some commentators believe this strategy is best for public relations and tourism, official sources say the governor's claims have prevented several federal interventions in the security situation in the state.

The governor however initiated a bill to demand for the timely and local trial of violent crime suspects to prevent future occurrences.

The bill is still being treated by the state legislature.