The Police Command in Anambra State has disclosed how gunmen on Tuesday killed two mobile policemen and two staff members of the U.S Consulate and set their bodies and vehicles on fire.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the Command Spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement in Onitsha, said that no U.S citizen was involved in the convoy attacked by gunmen in Ogbaru local government area of the State.
DSP Ikenga said the command was concerned that such officials will visit the State without recourse to the police in the area or any security agency.
According to him, a Joint Security Force has, however, embarked on a rescue and recovery operation to track and apprehend the gunmen.
“Following an attack on a convoy of staff of U.S Consulate around 3:30 p. m. 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”, he said.
He assured that the battle against insurgents in the state will be sustained until stability is fully restored.