Gunmen attack US Embassy officials
CITIZENS COMPASS – NO fewer than four staff members of the United States of America Embassy in Nigeria were killed in Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The gunmen were said to have opened fire on their vehicle and killed them while they were on a humanitarian mission on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
It is lesrnt that the assailants invaded the venue where residents were waiting to receive medical treatment from UNICEF officials.
Spokesperson,, Anambra Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He said, “The joint security forces have embarked on a rescue/recovery operation in Ogbaru LGA, following an attack on a convoy of staff of US Consulate today May 15, 2023 by 3:30 pm along Atani, Osamale road.
“The hoodlums murdered two of the Police Mobile Force operatives, and two staff of the Consulate, and set their bodies ablaze alongside their vehicles.”
Ikenga insisted that “no US citizen was in the convoy”.