Yobe state Police Commissioner, Sanusi A.Rufai confirmed the incident.
"It is true," he said. "The three doctors were slaughtered while sleeping in their house."
It was gathered that the assassins jumped into the doctors' house at around 1:30am, while a curfew was supposed to be in effect, and over-powered them.
Sources from the hospital said that all of them were male doctors on contract handling Ear, Nose and Throat, Gynecology and acupuncture cases at Potiskum General Hospital.
"Their copses have been conveyed to Federal Medical Center, Azare," Rufai said.