Police Arrests two suspects in connection with US consulate convoy attack in Anambra
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 18, 2023
The Police Command in Anambra State has arrested two suspects in connection with Tuesday’s attack on the US Consulate Convoy in Ogbaru local government area.
Speaking on the development, Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng said a Joint Security Task Force comprising of police tactical teams and troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy, raided the suspects’ hideout at Ugwuaneocha community within Ogbaru LGA.
He however noted that the security operatives met a deserted camp, adding that it was razed down.
During the press briefing at the State Police Command headquarters, Amawbia,
The Commissioner at a press briefing said Preliminary investigations conducted by the police revealed that seven persons were killed in the assault on a convoy of two vehicles including five male officials of the US Embassy and four armed police escorts from Lagos who were on a mission to assess the impact of erosion in Ogbaru.
Of the seven, three were US Consulate officials and four were Mobile Police escorts.
The police chief said further investigations are underway and findings will be shared with the public in due time.