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14 bandits killed in attack at Katsina-Ala, Benue State Police Station

The Benue State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of 14 bandits in a gun duel following an attempted attack on a station in Katsina-Ala town, Benue State.

Benue State Police Spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kate Anene, said that the 14 bandits were killed during a failed attempt to free bandits arrested and being detained on Saturday at the Katsina-Ala Divisional Police Station for investigations over their activities.

DSP Anene said that on Sunday morning, around 1am, the bandits numbering about 50, launched a blistering attack on the Police Station in an attempt to free the suspects from custody.

The Police Spokesperson stated operatives at the Division, who were already on alert, engaged the gunmen with 14 of them gunned down during the exchange of gunfire while others escaped with bullets wound.

The Police advised the good people of Katsina Ala to remain calm and avail police with useful information.

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