Five people have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack on Tse Udeghe village of Mbapa council ward of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.
Witnesses said several people were injured in the process when the gunmen in large number allegedly stormed the village at about 4:30pm on Thursday and opened fire on the inhabitants, killing four on the spot.
The witnesses also said that the gunmen at about 7pm on the same Thursday blocked the Naka – Makurdi road around Ahume village and opened gunfire on a vehicle on motion during which one of the occupants was killed, bringing the number of the deaths to five.
A former information officer of Gwer LGA, Francis Ugbede, said the victims of the first attack included a father and his son.
Chairman of Gwer West LGA, Mrs Grace Igbabon, confirmed the incident to journalists in Makurdi, saying that she had also donated 10 motorcycles to the military to facilitate security movement in the area.
When contacted, the Police spokesperson for Benue command, SP Catherine Anene, said she was yet to receive any report on the matter.