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14 Gunmen Killed As Police Repel Attack On Police Station In Benue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Security operatives have killed at least 14 gunmen in a foiled attack on Kastina-Ala police station, Kastina-Ala LGA of Benue state. 

Catherine Anene, police spokesperson in Benue, announced this in a statement on Sunday.

She disclosed that the attackers numbering up to 50 attacked the police station in the early hours on Sunday to rescue some of their members arrested and detained on Saturday.

According to her, the officers on duty, however, repelled the attack, killing 14 of them.

“On 19th June 2021, five bandits were arrested and detained at Kastina-Ala Police Division for investigation and prosecution,” she said.

“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.

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