Bandits attempt to burn police station and rescue arrested mates, 14 of them killed.

Fourteen bandits have been confirmed killed in a gun duel following an attempted attack on a police station in Katsina-Ala town, Benue state on Sunday morning.

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

Anene added that 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.

She stated that 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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