Four killed as gunmen attack US Embassy officials
At least four staff members of the US Embassy in Nigeria on a humanitarian mission in Anambra State have been killed.
The Daily Post reports that they were killed during an attack on their vehicle by gunmen on Tuesday.
The incident happened in the Amiyi and Eke Ochuche communities in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
It is understood that the assailants invaded the venue where residents were waiting to receive medical treatment from UNICEF officials.
In a statement, the spokesperson for the Anambra Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said, “The joint security forces have embarked on a rescue and recovery operation in Ogbaru LGA, following an attack on a convoy of staff of the US Consulate today, May 15, 2023, by 3:30 pm along Atani and Osamale roads.
“The hoodlums murdered two of the Police Mobile Force operatives and two staff members of the Consulate and set their bodies ablaze alongside their vehicles.”
Ikenga insisted that “no US citizen was in the convoy”.
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