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Hoodlums murder, set ablaze two staff of U.S. Embassy in Anambra

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A U.S convoy was on Tuesday attacked in Anambra State, leaving two staff of the Consulate killed and their bodies set ablaze by hoodlums.

The State Police Command spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement obtained by Persecondnews, disclosed that the incident occurred along Atani- Osamale road in Ogbaru council area at about 3:30pm on Tuesday.

He, however, clarified that no U.S. citizen was in the convoy, but said on sighting security operatives the arsonists abducted two police officers and the driver of the second vehicle.

Tochukwu said: “The Joint Security Forces have embarked on a rescue/recovery operation in Ogbaru LGA, following an attack on a convoy of staff of U S Consulate today 16/5/2023 by 3:30 pm along Atani, Osamale road.

“The hoodlums murdered two of the PMF operatives, and two staff of the Consulate, and set their bodies ablaze and their vehicles.

“Also, the arsonist/murderers on sighting the responding joint security forces abducted two Police operatives, the driver of the second vehicle and took to their heels. No U.S. citizen was in the convoy.”

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