Police arrest two for attack on US convoy in Anambra…
Written by City Radio on May 18, 2023
The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects linked to the attack on officials of the Consulate of the United States of America and their police escorts in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, confirmed the development during a press conference on Thursday.
He explained that the suspects were arrested after joint security forces comprising police tactical teams from the command and troops of the Nigerian Army as well as the Nigerian Navy raided a camp around the Ugwuaneocha community, in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
Echeng said the camp, which he described as the hideout of the assailants suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network and Indigenous People of Biafra, was deserted when the security operatives invaded the place.
Noting that five staff members of the US consulate office and four police officers were involved in the attack, the CP gave the names of the police officers as Inspectors Bukar Adams, Friday Morgan, Adam Andrew and Emmanuel Lupata.
Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, the joint security team sighted and engaged the assailants in a shootout, but they escaped through a nearby forest. On May 17, 2023, joint security forces comprising police tactical teams from the command and troops of the Nigerian Army as well as the Nigerian Navy raided a camp in the Ugwuaneocha community of Ogbaru LGA, which was suspected to be the hideout of the assailants but discovered that it had been deserted.
Echeng said two persons of interest were arrested and had been assisting the police investigation into the attack that claimed the lives of seven persons.
The CP said the corpses had been recovered and deposited in a morgue as the police command and other security agencies, in concert with the government of Anambra State, intensified efforts to find and rescue the missing officials.
He, therefore, urged members of the public who can provide information about the identities and locations of the culprits, to kindly assist the police with such information.