By Jude Michael
Two staff members of the United States of America Embassy in Nigeria who were kidnapped in Anambra recently have been rescued by security forces.
The rescued staff members were part of a group attacked in Ogbaru Local Government Area on Tuesday, May16.
Two embassy staff members were killed in the attack, including four policemen and a driver, making it seven persons. Some of those killed were burnt in their vehicles, while two staff members of the embassy were taken hostage by the hoodlums.
But the police, in a press statement released on Friday morning, May 19, said the kidnapped staff members of the embassy were rescued that Friday morning.
Spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who revealed this in a press statement, said: “In the early hours of today, 19/5/2023, the joint security forces rescued unhurt the two remaining victims abducted during the attack on a US convoy along Atani/Osomala Road in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.”
No details of the rescue was given, including the location or any other information on the state of health of the rescued victims.
He stated that operations were still ongoing and that further details would be communicated to journalists.
The attack on the officials had been condemned by the Nigerian Government, Anambra State Government and several other institutions and individuals alike.