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BREAKING: Armed Bandits attacked Police Station in Benue, 14 gang members feared dead.

T.I Ukende
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Armed Bandits attacked Katsina-Ala Central Police Station in the early hours of today to rescue some of their members that have been arrested.

According to an eye witness, the Bandits came around 1am in an attempt to free some of their gangs that were arrested.

The Police and local community guards repelled the attack. The Bandits shot sporadically but the Police aimed and killed 17 members of the gang squad while the Police and Vigilante remained unhurt, many of the fleeing bandits sustained various degrees of bullet wounds.

Police spokesperson Kate Anene, a DSP , who confirmed the incident, said on Saturday, some suspected bandits were arrested and detained at Katsina-Ala Divisional Police Station for investigations.

But he said on Sunday morning, around 1am, some gunmen, numbering about 50, launched a blistering attack on the 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.

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