The Benue Police Command has confirmed 14 bandits have been murdered in a gun battle following an attempted attack on a station in Katsina-Ala town, Benue state on Sunday morning.

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 ran away with bullets wound.

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