By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent, Lagos/
LAGOS- THE Anambra Police Command has announced the rescue of the two abducted victims of the US Convoy attack along the Atani-Osamela Road in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State. The Police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga in a rather press statement announcing the rescue said the operation was carried out by the joint security force comprising the Police, the Military, the DSS and other security agencies. He did not give details of the rescue but simply said the victims were rescued today May 19, 2023, unhurt while investigations were on.
DSP Ikenga had on Wednesday informed that manhunt for the fleeing assailants who carried out the dastardly act and set the corpses of the deceased and their vehicles ablaze had begun adding, “The Joint Security Forces have embarked on a rescue/recovery operation in Ogbaru LGA, following an attack on a convoy of staff of U S Consulate today 16/5/2023 by 3:30 pm along Atani, Osamale road. The hoodlums murdered two of the PMF operatives, and two staff of the Consulate, and set their bodies ablaze and their vehicles. Also, the arsonist/murderers on sighting the responding joint security forces abducted two Police operatives, the driver of the second vehicle and took to their heels. No U S citizen was in the convoy
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The Command, while reacting to the situation regrets that a convoy of such or any related will enter the state without recourse to the police in the area or any security agency, assured that the battle against the insurgents in the State is focused and it will remain sustained until such a time security stability is fully restored.”
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