By Lizzy Okoji
The Federal Government has condemned the attack on the motorcade of staff of United States (U.S.) Consulate in Nigeria by gunmen in Ogabru Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra which left four people dead.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack in a statement by the ministry’s Spokesperson, Francisca Omayuli, on Wednesday in Abuja.
The government commiserated with the families of the deceased, assuring them that investigation had already begun with a view to identifying the perpetrators and bringing them to book.
“The Federal Government received with dismay the sad news of the attack on the convoy of the staffers of the U.S. Consulate on May 16, 2023 in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
“The unfortunate incident, which led to the death of two policemen and two staff of the consulate, is condemnable and most regrettable.
“While the investigation to fish out the culprits and bring them to book is ongoing the federal government extends its sympathy and condolences to the families of the deceased as well as to the United States Consulate and Mission in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident.
“The Federal Government remains undaunted by this sad development and reiterates its commitment to the continued fight against all forms of crime and criminality in the country.” (NAN)