In the early hours of Saturday, gunmen killed two people in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
Gunmen killed their victims in their homes in the Yelewta community of Guma LGA, and also abducted an elderly man, according to our correspondent.
Witnesses said that the armed men invaded the community, a small rural town, at 6am and killed two people and took another.
An official from the government said that the abducted man, whose name he gave as Iorver Igbo, was his father-in-law, and that no connection to the kidnappers had been established.
DSP Catherine Anene, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Benue, told us she was yet to receive any such report.