Buhari sad gunmen killed U.S. Embassy staff, others: Presidency


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences on the killing of two U.S. Embassy officials and two Nigerian police officers accompanying them in an attack by gunmen in Anambra.

The affected persons were on official duty in the Ogbaru local council of Anambra when the unfortunate incident occurred.

In a statement by his media aide Garba Shehu on Wednesday, the president said, “I was very sad hearing about the killing of the embassy staff and our policemen accompanying them.”

Mr Buhari added, “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 statement disclosed that the president had also been briefed about people killed in the Bwoi District of Mangu local council of Plateau, Adaka village in Makurdi LGA and Ijaha community of Apa local council in Benue.

The president said he was deeply pained to learn about the 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,” stated Mr Buhari.

He added, “May God give their families the strength to bear the unfortunate losses.”


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