Gunmen on Wednesday killed five persons in Ayilamo, a village in Logo local council 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 another attack occurred in the Mbachohon community in the Gwer-council area but added that details regarding the incident were unavailable.
Unconfirmed reports indicated that six people were killed in the Mbachohon attack.
“The attacks are unfortunate. More security men are being deployed to the areas to restore peace,” Mr Anene stated.