Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday condemned the killing of two American embassy officials and two Nigerian police officers in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, south-east Nigeria. It was gathered that the affected persons were on official duty when the unfortunate incident occurred. President Buhari, in a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Wednesday in Abuja, said: “I was very sad hearing about the killing of the embassy staff and our policemen accompanying them.
“I was very sad hearing about the killing of the embassy staff and our policemen accompanying them. In this difficult time for the families of those killed, the American Embassy and the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, I extend the nation’s condolences over the very sad incident,” the Nigerian leader was quoted as saying by his spokesperson Garba Shehu.
“We share the grief of the American Embassy, the Nigeria Police Force and our communities in Plateau and Benue and remain committed to fishing out the perpetrators of the attacks and bringing them to justice. May God give their families the strength to bear the unfortunate losses,” the President added.
Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack although the separatist group IPOB has been blamed for attacks on public institutions and officials in that region.