US officials visit Anambra after violent attack on convoy

US officials visit Anambra after violent attack on convoy

Officials from the Nigerian US embassy have paid a visit to the Navy Base in Onitsha, Anambra State after the May 16 attack on the US convoy in the Ogbaru area of the state.

The US delegation commended officers of the Nigerian Navy for rescuing two staff members of the embassy who were abducted during the violent attack on their convoy.

The team was led by Mr Jim Suor, the regional security officer US Consulate in Lagos.

 i-News Nigeria reported that the team of officials from the Lagos Consulate of the United States of America and their police escorts were attacked on May 16 along Atani/Osamela road in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State by armed suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Four people including two Nigerians who work with the US embassy in the country and two police officers who were part of the convoy were killed in the violent attack.

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, condemned the attack and expressed condolences on the loss of lives of two United States embassy officials and two Nigerian policemen accompanying them.

While investigations into the attack are ongoing, authorities said they were committed to bringing the perpetrators to justice and preventing future incidents of this nature.

Anambra state has been facing escalating violence and a separatist insurgency, further emphasizing the challenges faced by security forces in maintaining stability in the region and Nigeria as a whole.

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