Three persons were killed and eight injured following the violence that erupted at a birthday party in Lushi, an area near Yelwa, Bauchi State, on Sunday night.
Seventy-five persons were also arrested in connection with the incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kamal Datti Abubakar, confirmed this to newsmen.
Abubakar said problem started after a misunderstanding, leading to the torching of two houses, including that of a retired Superintendent of Police.
Unconfirmed reports said that two men were fighting over a woman.
Our Correspondent learnt that one of those killed was a civil servant who worked at the Federal Secretariat, Bauchi.
Residents of Gwallameji, near the Federal Polytechnic, Yelwa Kagadama Lushi, Kusu and High Tension, said they heard gunshots from 11.00pm till early hours of Monday, but the Police spokesman said he could not confirm the allegation of gunshots.
Residents of the area however alleged that, following the public disturbance, policemen had been going from house, “making arbitrary arrests.”
But Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, told our Correspondent that security agencies have been able to contain the situation.