Gunmen have shot at least five persons dead including a university lecturer and two policemen, in Benue State. 

The policemen were killed in Yelewata of Guma LGA, a border town between Benue and Nasarawa States when the armed men suspected to be bandits stormed the area. 

The spokesperson for the Benue State Police Command, SP Catherine Anene, has confirmed the incident. She affirmed having received report of two policemen killed in an operation, but according to her, details should come up subsequently.

Also, Fred Akaayar, a Mass communication lecturer at the Federal University, Wukari in Taraba State has been gunned down.

The lecturer and two others were killed, Thursday night, at Jootar in Ukum LGA, a border community between Benue and Taraba States.

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