Four staff of the United States Embassy in have been shot dead in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State.
Sources told News Point Nigeria, that the convoy of the embassy officials came under fire as it was passing through the area.
A source said the victims were on humanitarian mission to the area while another source said the attacked officials wanted to connect their destination through Ogbaru LGA.
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“At least four persons were killed in the attack while others sustained injuries. Troops have taken over the community,” a security source News Point Nigeria newspaper.
Details of the attack were not available as of the time of filing this report, however, Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident without providing details.
“Following the information of the shooting incident within Ogbaru community, the Commissioner of Police CP Echeng Echeng has deployed a police team led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations to arrest the situation.
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“Meanwhile, the details of the incident are still sketchy, I will get back to you as soon as I can, please,” the PPRO was qouted as saying.
The US Mission Nigeria also confirmed the incident, saying its personnel were collaborating with Nigerian security operatives to get to the root of the matter.