Police Engage Assailants In Gun Battle

Scores have been reportedly killed as Police engage assailants in a gun battle.


News Online reports that the Benue State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 14 bandits during a gun battle with the assailants.


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The assailants, News Online gathered were said to have been killed in a gun duel following an attempted attack on a police station in Katsina-Ala town, Benue State in the early hours of Sunday.


Confirming the incident to newsmen, State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kate Anene said some suspected bandits were arrested and detained at Katsina-Ala Divisional Police Station for investigations.


The police spokesperson, on Sunday morning, said some gunmen around 1am, numbering about 50, launched an attack on the station in an attempt to free the suspects from custody.


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Anene noted that police operatives at the Division, who were already on alert, engaged the gunmen with 14 assailants gunned down during the exchange of gunfire while others escaped with bullets wound.

The police spokesperson, enjoined the residents of Katsina-Ala to remain calm and avail the police with useful information.