Gunmen on Wednesday killed five persons in Ayilamo, a village in Logo Local Government of Benue.
According to Sewuese Anene, spokesman of the police command in the north-central state, the attack occurred on Tuesday night.
“A few others sustained injuries,” Ms Anene added.
She said that another attack occurred in the Mbachohon community in Gwer-West Local Government, but added that details in respect of that incident were not available.
Unconfirmed reports indicated that six people were killed in the Mbachohon attack.