–A US convoy was attacked in Anambra on May 16, killing four people and kidnapping three others
— John Kirby of the US National Security Council said, “There were no US citizens involved, so no US citizens were hurt
According to Nigerian security forces and US State Department officials, a US convoy was assaulted in Anambra on Tuesday, May 16, leaving at least four persons, including two US consulate staff and two police officers dead and kidnapping three others.
The Anambra Police Command stated that the terrorists “murdered two police operatives and two staff of the US consulate and set their bodies and their vehicles ablaze.”
According to the White House and local authorities, the troops who were slain were not US citizens. “There were no US citizens involved, so no US citizens were hurt,” stated John Kirby of the US National Security Council. “We are aware of some casualties, possibly fatalities.”
When the attackers spotted security personnel, “they made off with two police operatives and the driver of the second vehicle in the convoy,” said Ikenga Tochukwu, deputy superintendent of police. “No US citizen was in the convoy,” he continued.
The police reported that security personnel “have embarked on a rescue and recovery operation in the area.”
According to State Department spokeswoman John Kirby, “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 organising trips to the field,” he added.
Watch him talk in the video below…
Leave a Reply