Gunmen in Benue set ablaze police station, kill 1

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked a police station in Tse Harga community of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area in Benue State.

The bandits suspected to be loyalists of the slain criminal kingpin, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as ‘Gana’, stormed the rural area at about 4:00 am and started shooting sporadically even as they set ablaze the station with explosives and carted away arms and ammunition.

They also set ablaze several buildings and a police pick-up van.

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A source told SaharaReporters that some policemen on duty engaged the hoodlums in a gun battle, which resulted in the death of one policeman while others fled with bullet injuries.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Catherine Anne, confirmed the killing of a policeman in the affected area.

She however said details of the attack were still sketchy.

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