Some staff of the United States Embassy in Nigeria have been reportedly shot dead in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
DailyTrust reports that the convoy of the embassy officials came under attack as they were passing through the area.
A source told the newspaper that they were on humanitarian mission to the area while another source said the attacked officials wanted to connect their destination through Ogbaru.
“At least four persons were killed in the attack while others sustained injuries. Troops have taken over the community.”
While the details of the attack is still sketchy, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, confirmed the incident to DailyTrust.
He said: “Following the information of the shooting incident within Ogbaru community, the Commissioner of Police CP Echeng Echeng has deployed a police team led by the deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations to arrest the situation.
“Meanwhile, the details of the incident are still sketchy, I will get back to you as soon as I can, please.”
Also, The US mission Nigeria also confirmed the incident, saying its personnel were collaborating with Nigerian security operatives to get to the root of the matter.
“We confirm there was an incident on May 16 in Anambra state. U.S. Mission Nigeria personnel are working with Nigerian security services to investigate. The security of our personnel is always paramount, and we take extensive precautions when organizing trips to the field. We have no further comment at this time,” a US Mission Nigeria spokesperson said in response to Daily Trust inquiry.
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