Security Operatives Rescue Two US Embassy Staffers Kidnapped in Anambra


Two staffers of the United States of America Embassy in Nigeria who were kidnapped in Anambra on Tuesday have been rescued by security forces.

The rescued staffers were part of a group attacked in Ogbaru Local Government Area on Tuesday by unknown gunmen.

The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this in a press release to journalists in Awka, on Friday.

Two embassy staff was killed in the attack, including four policemen and a driver, making seven persons. Some of those killed, were burnt in their vehicles, while two were taken hostage by the hoodlums.

No detail of the rescue was given, including the location or any other information on the state of health of the rescued victims.

Ikenga added that operations were still ongoing and that further details will be communicated.

The attack on the officials had been condemned by the Nigerian and US governments, Anambra State government and several other institutions and individuals.

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