THE BENUE STATE POLICE COMMAND SAYS ITS OFFICERS IN KATSINA ALA, KATSINA ALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE HAVE REPELLED AND KILLED FOURTEEN BANDITS THAT ATTEMPTED ATTACKING THE STATION.
THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER BENUE STATE COMMAND, SEWUESE ANENE ,WHO CONFIRMED THIS IN A STATEMENT STATES THAT THE POLICE OPERATIVES ARE ON THE TRAIL OF THE FLEEING BANDITS WHO MIGHT HAVE ESCAPED WITH BULLET WOUNDS.
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 injuries. Operatives in the area are currently on the trail of suspects at large.
The good people of Kastina-Ala town are advised to remain calm and avail every useful information about the bandits to the police.
DSP. ANENE SEWUESE CATHERINE
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
BENUE STATE COMMAND