Buhari speaks on killing of US embassy staff, Policemen in Anambra




President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, expressed condolences on the loss of lives of two United States embassy officials and two Nigerian police officers accompanying them in an attack by gunmen in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, the senior special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Buhari described the incident as unfortunate.

“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,” he said.

President Buhari has equally been briefed about the tragic killing of several persons in Bwoi District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, as well that of several villagers in Adaka village in Makurdi Local Government and Ijaha, a community of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.

The President said he was deeply pained to learn about these gruesome deaths and expressed sincere condolences to the victims’ families.

“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.”

Recall that gunmen killed four staff of the US Embassy in a village in Anambra state.

The incident has continued to raise condemnation from the public about the worsening State of insecurity in Nigeria.