Several people were injured and property worth millions of Naira destroyed during the crisis.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Moses Yamu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Makurdi.
He said that the command had already deployed additional personnel in the affected parts of the town to restore peace and order as well as to check the spread of the crisis.
The PPRO said the arrested suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
He advised Makurdi residents not to panic as security operatives were in control of the situation.