Police Station Attack Leaves 14 Bandits Death

Fourteen bandits who tried to attack a police station in Katsina-Ala town, Benue State were killed in a gun duel with the police on Sunday morning.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident to journalists on telephone said some suspected bandits were arrested and detained at Katsina-Ala Divisional Police Station for investigations on Saturday.

According to her, on Sunday around 1am, some gunmen, about 50, launched a blistering attack on the station to free the suspects from custody.

Anene stated that the operatives at the division, who were already on alert, engaged the gunmen with 14 of them killed during the exchange of gunfire while others escaped with bullets wound.

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