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A US convoy attack in Nigeria resulted in four deaths

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As reported by local the police and US officials, an attack on a US convoy took place in Nigeria on Tuesday. Four individuals were killed, including two police officers and two members of the US embassy staff. Three other people were also taken hostage.

The attack happened in the southeast Anambra state, according to the Anambra Police Command, who told CNN that the attackers “murdered two police operatives and two staff of the US consulate and set their bodies and their vehicles ablaze.”

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According to the White House and the neighbourhood police, none of the dead personnel were US nationals. John Kirby of the US National Security Council stated that “no US citizens were involved and no US citizens were injured.” “There have been some injuries, and possibly some deaths,”

When the assailants saw security forces “they made away with two police operatives and a driver of the second vehicle in the convoy,” Ikenga Tochukwu, deputy superintendent of police, said. “No US citizen was in the convoy,” he added.

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Police said that joint security forces “have embarked on a rescue and recovery operation in the area.”

A State Department spokesperson said Tuesday that “Mission Nigeria personnel are working with Nigerian security services to investigate.”

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They continued: “The security of our personnel is always paramount, and we take extensive precautions when organizing trips to the field,” they continued.


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