Police repel attack on station, kill 14 gunmen


The police have killed 14 gunmen in a foiled attack on Kastina-Ala police station, Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue state.
Spokesperson of the Benue state police command, Catherine Anene, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Makurdi.
Anene said the bandits numbering up to 50, invaded the police station in the early hours of Sunday to rescue some of their members arrested and detained on Saturday.
She said the police personnel on duty, however, repelled the attack, killing 14 of criminals .
The statement said, “On 19th June 2021, five bandits were arrested and detained at Kastina-Ala Police Division for investigation and prosecution.
“On 20th June 2021 at about 0130 hrs more than 50 other gang members of the detainees mobilised and invaded the police station to rescue their counterparts.
“Officers at the division who were already at alert engaged them in a gun duel and were able to subdue the bandits.
“Fourteen of them were brought down during the exchange of fire, while several others escaped with gunshot injuries.”
The statement said further that the command has launched series of operations to flush out criminal elements in the area.


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