The Benue Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of five persons in the State by unknown gunmen.
The incident involved two persons in Gwer West local government area and a family of three residing at Katsina-ala LGA of the State.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Catherine Anene told the Media that the family of three – father, wife and son, were all killed in their room in Nagu, a village in Katisna-ala local government.
Continuing she said that the family, whose surname was simply identified as Jato, were attacked and killed last night as they slept as others were neither attacked nor injured.
Similarly, another group of unknown gunmen killed two persons in Naka, the headquarters of Gwer West local government area, and the Police have already arrested five persons in connection with the crime, while investigations are on-going.
“On 27/12/2020 at about 1am, a gunshot was heard in High Level area of Naka town and police officers were deployed to the area. Two persons were arrested at the scene of the crime, while two young men were found in a pool of blood.
“The victims were rushed to the hospital but were confirmed dead. Five more suspects have been arrested and investigation is still in progress”, Anene said.