In a recent video confirmation, the White House has acknowledged the distressing attack on a United States Embassy convoy in Anambra State. However, they have clarified that no US citizens were involved in the incident, thereby ensuring their safety.
John Kirby said, “I just got informed about a whole lot before coming out here to talk to you all. It does look like a US convoy vehicle was attacked. “What I can tell you is that no US citizens were involved, and therefore, there were no US citizens hurt.
“But we are aware of some casualties, perhaps even some killed, but I don’t want to get too far ahead of where we are right now.” He added that the state department was looking into the issue.
Four staff members of the United States Embassy in Nigeria were shot dead in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State following an attack on their vehicle on Tuesday.
“The hoodlums murdered two of the Police Mobile Force operatives and two staff members of the Consulate and set their bodies ablaze alongside their vehicles,” the Anambra State Police Command said.
During a press briefing, John Kirby, the spokesperson for the National Security Council, provided initial details about the attack. He stated that it appears a US convoy vehicle was targeted but emphasized that no US citizens were harmed in the incident.
Kirby also mentioned that while there were casualties, including potential fatalities, the specific details were still being investigated. The State Department is actively working to gather more information and assess the situation thoroughly.
The attack unfolded in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, resulting in the tragic loss of four individuals. Two members of the Police Mobile Force and two staff members of the US Consulate were mercilessly shot, and their bodies, along with the vehicles, were set ablaze by the assailants, as reported by the Anambra State Police Command.
The confirmation from the White House sheds light on the gravity of the incident and underscores the importance of safeguarding the lives of US citizens abroad. Efforts are being made to ensure that the perpetrators are held accountable and that appropriate measures are taken to prevent such attacks in the future.
The attack serves as a somber reminder of the risks faced by diplomatic personnel and the challenges posed by security threats in various regions. The incident has prompted increased vigilance and a commitment to reinforcing safety measures to protect the lives of those serving in diplomatic missions.
As the investigation unfolds, it is expected that further details will emerge, shedding light on the motives and circumstances surrounding the attack. The international community will closely follow the developments, advocating for justice and standing in solidarity against acts of violence that threaten the safety and security of diplomatic personnel and the sanctity of diplomatic missions.