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As a follow-up to the incident of attack on the US convoy in Ogbaru on the 16th of May, officials of the United States Embassy on Saturday paid a courtesy visit to the Naval Base in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The Eastern Updates recalls that a team of officials from the US Consulate and their police escorts were ambushed on Tuesday between 12:00 hours and 14:00 hours, along Atani/Osamela road in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State by hoodlums.
It was gathered that the US delegation commended the naval personnel for their role in rescuing the two missing officials of the embassy in Ogbaru.
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The delegation was said to have been led by the regional security officer, US Consulate in Lagos, Mr Jim Suor.
A source, who was privy to the visit said, ‘The US delegation paid a courtesy visit on the Commander of the base, Navy Captain G. Osuobeni on Saturday, May 20, 2023, to appreciate the efforts of the Nigeria Navy for their response to the distress call and rescue of the two kidnapped members of staff of the US Embassy.
‘The head of the US team stated that the US Government is highly appreciative of the efforts of security agencies in Anambra State, particularly the efforts and support of the Nigerian Navy.’
Meanwhile, the Government of Anmabra State had earlier stated that the heinous act committed in Ogbaru has emboldened its security drive.
The government said the incident involved five male officials of the United States consulate and four armed mobile policemen visiting from Lagos on a mission to assess the impact of erosion in Anambra, who were ambushed and killed.
The government described the evil act as a clog in a wheel of progress in the state, assuring that the culprits would be found and brought to justice.