President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, expressed condolences over the loss of lives of two United States embassy officials and two Nigerian police officers accompanying them in an attack by gunmen in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Buhari, in a statement by his Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, described the incident as unfortunate.
Buhari said, “I was very sad hearing about the killing of the embassy staff and our policemen accompanying them.
“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.
“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.”
The president also prayed to God to give the families of the deceased the strength to bear the unfortunate losses.
Sahel had earlier reported that gunmen killed four staff of the US Embassy in a village in Anambra state.
The sad incident has continued to raise condemnation from the public about the worsening State of insecurity in Nigeria.