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Nigerian government condemns attack on U.S consulate staff in Anambara


By Queen Agbaji


May 17, 2023


Abuja, Nigeria -The Federal Government have condemned the attack on the convoy of staffers of United States (U.S) Consulate in Nigeria by gunmen in Ogabru Local government Area of Anambra which left four dead.


Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Francisca Omayuli made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.


The Nigerian government commiserated with the families of the deceased, assuring that investigations were ongoing to bring to book the perpetrators of the heinous crime.


The statement reads “The Federal Government received with dismay the sad news of the attack on the convoy of the staffers of the US Consulate on Tuesday, 16th May, 2023 in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State by yet to be identified gunmen.


“The unfortunate incident, which led to the death of two policemen and two locally recruited staff of the Consulate is condemnable and most regrettable.


“While investigation is ongoing to fish out the culprits and bring them to book, the Federal Government extends its sympathies and condolences to the families of the deceased as well as to the United States Consulate and Mission in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident.


“The Federal Government remains undaunted by this sad development and reiterates its commitment to the continued fight against all forms of crime and criminality in the country”.


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