US Consulate Attack In Anambra, White House Speaks

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After the attack on some staff of the US Consulate in Nigeria, the White House has reacted to the news.

Tuesday afternoon at Ogbaru Local Government Area in Anambra State a convoy of US officials came under serious attack with at least four persons killed while others sustained injuries.

A White House Spokesperson, John Kirby, however, said no American citizen was killed at the incident during a  press briefing.

“What I can tell you is that no U.S. citizens were involved, but we are aware of some casualties, perhaps even some killed, but I don’t want to get too far ahead of where we are right now.”

The US mission Nigeria spokesperson had earlier told newsmen that its personnel were collaborating with Nigerian security operatives to probe the incident.

“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.”

Furthermore, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesperson of the Anambra Police Command said the assailants made away with two police operatives and a driver of the second vehicle in the convoy.

He also said the attackers burnt the corpses of those they killed and that security forces have embarked on a rescue and recovery operation in the area.



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