- The Anambra state police command has disclosed that four persons were murdered in the attack on the convoy of the US embassy staff on Tuesday
- Tochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the command, revealed that the victims were two policemen and two staff of the consulate, and they were burnt with their vehicles after their murders
- Ikenga further said no US citizen was part of the convoy but expressed regret the convoy went into the state without informing the police authority
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The convoy of the officials was earlier reported to have come under attack in the Ogbaru local government area of the state, Daily Trust reported.
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Sources privy to the incident revealed that four persons were killed in the tragic attack.
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Speaking further on the attack, the Anambra state command of the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, disclosed that the assailants murdered two officials of the US Consulate and two policemen.
The update was revealed in a statement by the command's spokesperson, who said the incident happened along the Atani, Osamale road in the Ogbaru LGA at about 3:30 pm.
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He further said the arsonists set the deceased bodies and their vehicles on fire after murdering the victims.
The statement reads in part:
“Also, the arsonist/murderers, on sighting the responding joint security forces, abducted two Police operatives, the driver of the second vehicle and took to their heels. No U S citizen was in the convoy."
Ikenga then noted that it was regrettable that such a convoy would come into the state without informing the police in the state. He added that the war against the insurgents in the state would be sustained until stability is maintained.
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Legit.ng reported that some staff of the US Embassy in Nigeria had been gunned down by some unknown gunmen in the Ogboru LGA of Anambra state.
A source revealed that the officials were shot dead while on a humanitarian mission and plying through the said area.
The police have confirmed the incident, and the spokesperson of the US mission in Nigeria added that its personnel are working with the Nigerian security men on the investigation.