Gunmen have reportedly killed two policemen and two staff of the United States Consulate and set their bodies ablaze Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The US Embassy staff were said to be on a humanitarian mission in the area when the gunmen ambushed their convoy and shot four people dead.
Some others were said to have sustained injuries as they escaped from the scene of the tragedy. The incident reportedly occurred around 3.30pm on Tuesday.
Spokesperson, Anambra Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said, the joint security forces had 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.
Ikenga said the hoodlums murdered two of the Police Mobile Force operatives, and two staff of the Consulate, and set their bodies ablaze alongside their vehicles.
He added that the arsonist and murderers on sighting the responding joint security forces abducted two police operatives, the driver of the second vehicle and took to their heels, saying that no U S citizen was in the convoy.
Ikenga stated that the command, while reacting to the situation regretted that a convoy of such or any related would enter the state without recourse to the police in the area or any security agency.
He assured that the battle against the insurgents in the State is focused and would remain sustained until such a time security stability was fully restored.