BREAKING: Police Arrest 2 Suspects Over Killing, Burning of US Embassy Staff in Nigeria

BREAKING: Police Arrest 2 Suspects Over Killing, Burning of US Embassy Staff in Nigeria

  • The police in Anambra has disclosed that three suspects in connection to the killing of US embassy staff in the state have been apprehended
  • Echeng Echeng, the state commissioner of police, disclosed that the convoy of the US Consulate officials was attacked at Ogbaru LGA of the state on Tuesday
  • The preliminary investigation carried out by the police revealed that seven persons were killed during the attack

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Awka, Anambra - The Anambra state police command has arrested two suspects in connection with the killing and burning of the United States Consulate convey in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, May 16.

The police, in a preliminary investigation, disclosed that seven persons were killed in the attack, Channels Television reported.

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Police say two persons have been arrested for killing US embassy staff Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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According to the report, three of the seven casualties were officials of the US consulate, while four were mobile police escorts.

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Echeng Echeng, the state commissioner for police, disclosed that a joint security task force constituting the police, the Nigerian Army, and Navy troops raided the suspects' hideout at Ugwuaneocha community within Ogbaru LGA.

Echeng made the disclosure while speaking to journalists at a press conference on Thursday morning, May 18.

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Upon arrival, the security operatives met a deserted camp and razed it down. The commissioner added that the two suspects who were arrested were currently being interrogated by the security operatives.

At the press conference held at the state police headquarters in Anambra, Echeng disclosed that the victims, five female officials of the US Embassy and four armed police escorts had travelled down to the state from Lagos with a mission to assess the effect of erosion in the Ogbaru LGA.

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"U.S.-Nigeria partnership is built on shared interests": US secretary to Tinubu earlier reported that the United States Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, has phoned the president-elect Bola Tinubu ahead of his May 29 inauguration.

Blinken, in a telephone call, disclosed that the U.S.-Nigeria relationship was built on shared interests that should be protected and strengthened under the Tinubu administration.

The Secretary also urged Tinubu to build an inclusive leadership that will reflect the interest of all Nigerians.


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