…say two policemen, two consulate officials killed, no American citizen involved in incident
Police in Anambra, on Tuesday night, gave an update on the attack on United States of America Embassy staff in the state.
Earlier on Tuesday, a convoy of the officials of the US Embassy had come under attack in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
Four persons were reportedly killed in the tragic incident.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who gave further insight into the attack, disclosed that two policemen and two officials of the US Consulate were killed by hoodlums.
Tochukwu said in a statement that the incident occurred along Atani, Osamale road in Ogbaru LGA at about 3:30pm on Tuesday.
According to the statement, “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 16/5/2023 by 3:30 pm along Atani, Osamale road. The hoodlums murdered two of the PMF operatives, and two staff of the Consulate, and set their bodies ablaze and their vehicles.
“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 US citizen was in the convoy.
“The Command, while reacting to the situation regrets that a convoy of such or any related will enter the state without recourse to the police in the area or any security agency, assured that the battle against the insurgents in the State is focused and it will remain sustained until such a time security stability is fully restored.”