Police Command in Benue has confirmed the killing of two policemen on Makurdi-Lafia road by gunmen on Friday.
The police spokesperson, SP Sewuese Anene, confirmed this to newsmen on Friday in Makurdi.
“I received information that two policemen died in an operation on Makurdi-Lafia road, but I am yet to receive details, please,” Anene said.
One of the residents in Yelwata, Guma Local Government Area of the state who pleaded anonymity, said the gunmen killed the policemen and stole their guns.
In the same vein, three other persons including a lecturer with the Federal University, Wukari were said to have been gunned down by armed bandits at Jootar, Mbaterem, in Mbayenge Council Ward, the Ukum Local Government Area, of the State.
The three deceased victims, all friends, were said to have sat at a drinking joint close to a Federal Quarantine Check Point in the community at about 7pm when the unknown gunmen stormed the border town, and shot them point-blank killing them on the spot.
Eyewitnesses said the attackers; two young men and a lady rode on a Bajaj Motorcycle while one of them pointed a gun at their targets, shot and killed them after which he jumped back on the motorcycle and they rode away unchallenged.