The Benue Police Command has confirmed the killing of 14 bandits during a gun battle with the assailants in Katsina-Ala town.
Confirming the incident to newsmen on Sunday, State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kate Anene said some suspected bandits were arrested and detained at Katsina-Ala Divisional Police Station for investigations in the week.
She said some gunmen around 1am, numbering about 50, in the early hours of Sunday launched an attack on the station in an attempt to free the suspects from custody.
Anene noted that police operatives at the Division, who were already on alert, engaged the gunmen with 14 assailants gunned down during the exchange of gunfire while others escaped with bullets wound.
The police spokesperson, enjoined the residents of Katsina-Ala to remain calm and avail the police with useful information.