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Suspected terrorists have opened fire on the convoy of staff of U.S Consulate, in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, killing four persons.

Two mobile policemen and two staff members of the U.S Consulate on the convoy were killed and their bodies and vehicles set on fire.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Anambra State Police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, however, said that no U.S citizen was killed in the convoy attacked by gunmen on Tuesday.

According to him, a Joint Security Force have 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.

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.

He assured that the battle against insurgents in the state will be sustained until stability is fully restored.

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