US Embassy Staff ‘Gunned Down’ In Anambra

Strenuous Blog Nigeria learned about the recent attack on a convoy of US Embassy staff in Anambra State, Nigeria. The attack took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and resulted in the deaths of two local employees of the US Embassy and two Nigerian police officers. Three other people were also injured in the attack.

The attack took place in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, which is one of the epicenters of separatist violence in the region. The assailants opened fire on the convoy along a major road in the area, killing the four people and injuring three others.

The police have not yet identified the assailants, but they are believed to be members of a separatist group known as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). IPOB is a group that seeks to create an independent state for the Igbo people, who are the majority ethnic group in Anambra State.

The attack on the US Embassy staff is a serious escalation of violence in Anambra State. It is also a reminder of the dangers that foreign nationals face in the region. The US Embassy has issued a travel advisory for Nigeria, warning US citizens to reconsider travel to the country.

The US government has condemned the attack on the US Embassy staff and has called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. The US government has also offered its assistance to the Nigerian government in its investigation into the attack.

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