Two staff of the United States of America Embassy in Nigeria kidnapped in Anambra state on May 16 have been rescued by security forces.
The rescued staff are part of a group attacked in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state on May 16.
It would be recalled that two embassy staff were killed in the attack, including four policemen and a driver, making seven persons. Some of the those killed, were burnt in their vehicles, while two staff of the embassy were taken hostage by the hoodlums.
But police, in a statement released on Friday said the kidnapped staff of the embassy were rescued on Friday morning.
Spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga who revealed this in a statement said: “In the early hours of today, 19/5/2023, the joint security forces rescued unhurt the two remaining victims abducted during the attack on a US convoy attack along Atani/Osomalla road in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State.”
No details of the rescue was given, including the location or any other information on the state of health of the rescued victims.
He stated that operations are still ongoing and that further details will be communicated to journalists.
The attack on the officials had been condemned by the Nigerian government, Anambra State government and several other institutions and individuals alike.