US Condemns Attack On Consulate Convoy In Anambra
The United States has condemned the attack on the convoy of US Consulate workers in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. However, the attackers are yet to be known.
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, in a statement on Wednesday said the US is working with the Nigerian law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice.
According to him, the motive of the Tuesday attack was yet to be known but he has no indications that the attack was targeted against the US Mission.
The attacked convoy had nine Nigerian nationals: five employees of the US Mission to Nigeria and four members of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
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They were traveling in advance of a planned visit by the US Mission personnel to a US-funded flood response project in Anambra State. At least four members in the convoy were killed.
The Federal Government has also condemned the attack on the convoy of United States consulate workers in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State by yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Tuesday.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli, on Wednesday.
The Federal Government extended its sympathy and condolence to the families of the deceased as well as to the United States Consulate and Mission in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident.