According to local authorities, gunmen ambushed a US convoy in south-eastern Nigeria, killing four persons.
According to reports, two of the victims of Tuesday’s attack in Anambra state were workers of the US consulate, while the other two were police officers.
The perpetrators seized three more persons and set fire to their vehicle.
According to Washington, no US citizens were in the convoy, which was travelling through a state rife with instability and a separatist insurrection.
According to Nigerian police, the attack occurred on the Atani-Osamale route in the Ogbaru region.
According to DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, a police spokesperson, security forces are currently conducting a rescue and recovery operation.
The US confirmed to the BBC that “an incident occurred on May 16 in Anambra state,” adding that Washington was collaborating with Nigerian security authorities to investigate the attack.
“The security of our personnel is always paramount, and we take extensive precautions when organising trips to the field,” the US state department said.
The Nigerian government frequently blames violent attacks in the region on the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) movement.
So far, the group has made no public comments on the matter.
Chinese citizen serving jail sentence for theft escapes from Nsawam Prison
A Chinese national who was serving a one-year term at Nsawam Prison for stealing and other major crimes has reportedly escaped.
The escape occurred after the suspect allegedly pretended to be unwell and was sent to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.
According to reports, he was apprehended in Tema and detained before being transported to the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison.
The jail officer assigned to follow him has been detained by the service pending an inquiry into the event.
An officer from the prison service confirmed the escape to Citi News on Monday, saying they had some clues that might lead to the fugitive’s re-arrest.
Police launch investigation into the death of the owner of ‘Jirapa Dubai’
The Ghana Police Service has launched an inquiry into the death of Mr Eric Johnson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cossy Hill Hotel (Jirapa Dubai), located in Jirapa, Upper West Region.
Mr. Johnson died in a pool of blood in one of his hotel rooms on February 11, 2024.
The Regional Crime Scene Management Team has subsequently inspected the event scene.
In conjunction with the inquiry, one person has been apprehended.
The Inspector-General of Police has sent a team of investigators and specialists to work with the Upper West Regional Police Command. This is to guarantee a thorough examination of the situation.
Akyemansa: Police search for assailants of Chinese miners at Akyem Akokoaso
The Akyemansa District Police Command is searching for a group of armed men who ambushed some Chinese miners and robbed them of GHC10,000,000 and two gold bars in Akyem Akokoaso, a farming village in Ofoase Ayirebi.
According to Citi News sources, the armed men assaulted the Jia Xin Industrial Mining Company Limited facility on Friday at about 7 p.m., shooting two Chinese miners in the leg and testicles before fleeing with the cash and gold bars.
The two Chinese miners who were brought to the hospital were treated promptly and are in stable condition.
Police officers who visited the site to photograph the scene to begin their investigations are working with the mining company’s management to capture the perpetrators.
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