The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday, NAN reports.
Anene said the bandits camp was situated at a forest in Tomatar Imande Ukusuu Mbachor Ward, Katsina-Ala, was raided by operatives of the police on April 28.
According to her, the bandits had sustained bullet injuries during the exchange of gunfire with police during the raid and died subsequently on their way to the hospital.
“During the operation, there was a prolonged exchange of gunfire between the police and bandits.
“Consequently, three of the bandits were arrested with bullet wounds while other suspects fled with injuries.
“The injured suspects were rushed to hospital but confirmed dead by the doctors.
“Corpses of the deceased have been deposited at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.
“Also, two AK-47 riffles, 29 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, knives and cutlasses as well as a bunch of substances suspected to be charms were recovered,” she said.