At least four staff members of the US Embassy in Nigeria on a humanitarian mission in Anambra State have been killed.
They were killed during an attack on their vehicle by gunmen on Tuesday.
The incident happened in the Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
It is understood that the assailants invaded the venue where residents were waiting to receive medical treatment from UNICEF officials.
In a statement, the spokesperson for the Anambra Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said, “The joint security forces have embarked on a rescue/recovery operation in Ogbaru LGA, following an attack on a convoy of staff of US Consulate today May 15, 2023, by 3:30 pm along Atani, Osamale road.
“The hoodlums murdered two of the Police Mobile Force operatives, and two staff of the Consulate, and set their bodies ablaze alongside their vehicles.”
Ikenga insisted that “no US citizen was in the convoy”.