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UPDATED: US Embassy Officials Feared Killed By Gunmen In Anambra

Gunmen have killed at least four persons said to be officials of the United States Embassy in the Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Details of the incident which happened on Tuesday ae still sketchy, but it was gathered that the gunmen ambushed and immediately gunned down the victims.

The State Police Spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, saying that the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, CP Echeng Echeng, has deployed a police team to arrest the situation.

Ikenga said, “Following the information of the shooting incident within Ogbaru community, the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has deployed a police team led by the deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations to arrest the situation.

“Details of the incident are still sketchy, I will get back to you as soon as I can, please.”

The US Embassy in Nigeria has also confirmed the incident, adding that its personnel were collaborating with Nigerian security agencies to get to the root of the matter.

An official of US Mission Nigeria said, “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 organising trips to the field. We have no further comment at this time.”

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