A suspected gunmen have killed five persons, including two policemen, a university lecturer and two others in separate attacks on two Local Government Areas of Benue State.
Daily Trust reports that 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.
It was gathered that the policemen were shot and killed while their guns were carted away at about 10pm on Thursday.
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 witness also said the other people at the centre were scuttled to safety in the incident which happened at 7pm on Thursday.