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Police foil gunmen attack on station, kill 14 in Benue

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Benue Police Command has confirmed 14 bandits have been killed in a gun duel following an attempted attack on a station in Katsina-Ala town, Benue state on Sunday morning.

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Police spokesperson Kate Anene, a DSP, who confirmed the incident to The Nation on Saturday, said 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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The police advised the good people of Katsina-Ala to remain calm and avail police with useful information.

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