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ATTACK ON POLICE OFFICERS AND DEATH OF SUSPECTED BANDITS

It is no longer news that series of operations are going on in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

These activities are geared towards a total clamp down on bandits activities in the area. on 19th June, 2021 five bandits were arrested and detained at Kastina-Ala Police Division for investigation and prosecution.

On 20th June, 2021 at about 0130hrs more than fifty other gang members of the detainees mobilized 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 (14) of them were brought down during the exchange of fire while several others escaped with gunshot pinjuries. Operatives in the area are currently on the trail of suspects at large.

The command advised the people of Kastina-Ala town to remain calm and avail every useful information about the bandits to the police.

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