The Police Command In Anambra State has said that two suspects have been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s attack on the US Consulate Convoy in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Channels TV reports.

Preliminary investigations conducted by the police revealed that seven persons were killed in the assault.

Of the seven, according to report, three were US Consulate officials and four Mobile Police escorts.

Speaking on the development on Thursday, Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng said a Joint Security Task Force comprising of police tactical teams and troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy, raided the suspects’ hideout at Ugwuaneocha community within Ogbaru LGA.According to him, the security operatives upon arrival, met a deserted camp.

The Commissioner, while the camp was razed down, the said that two persons of interest have been arrested and they are under interrogations by the police.

During the press briefing at the State Police Command headquarters, Amawbia, the Commissioner also stated that the victims, five male officials of the USA consulate and four armed Mobile Police escorts from Lagos were on a mission to assess the impact of erosion in Ogbaru local government area.

They were in a convoy of two vehicles when they were attacked.

The police chief said further investigations are underway and findings will be shared with the public in due time.


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