White House reacts as gunmen kill US Embassy officials in Nigeria
The White House has confirmed that no American citizen was killed as gunmen ambushed a US Embassy convoy in Nigeria on Tuesday, killing four people.
Those who died include two personnel from the US consulate and two police officers.
The attack took place in the Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra state.
“No US citizens were involved and therefore there were no US citizens hurt.
“We are aware of some casualties, perhaps even some killed,” John Kirby of the US National Security Council said.
The spokesperson for the Anambra Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, also revealed that the assailants “made away with two police operatives and a driver of the second vehicle in the convoy.”
Ikenga confirmed that joint security forces “have embarked on a rescue and recovery operation in the area.”