In a separate attack in Benue state, five people have been killed, including a lecturer and two policemen by Unknown gunmen in Benue state.
It was reported that the Incidents took place in two Local Government Areas in Benue State, at about 10 pm on Thursday.
According to reports, the two policemen were killed in Yelewata of Guma LGA, a border town between Benue and Nasarawa states, while the three others were gunned down at Jootar in Ukum LGA, a border community between Benue and Taraba states.
The policemen were shot dead while their guns were carted away.
A witness said the Jootar killings involved three friends whose names were listed as, Fred Akaayar, a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication at the Federal University, Wukari in Taraba State; Aondo Ayange Apever and Shiaondo Kachina.
The three friends were unwinding at a relaxation centre in Jootar when some yet-to-be ascertained gunmen who rode on a motorcycle shot at them.
The witness also said the other people at the centre were scuttled to safety in the incident which happened at 7 pm on Thursday.
Contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Benue Command, SP Catherine Anene, said she could only confirm the Guma incident.
“I received information about two policemen killed in an operation but I am yet to receive details please,” the PPRO stated in a reply to a text message sent by our correspondent.