Blinken: U.S. convoy attack kills four Nigerians


On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that an attack in Nigeria on a convoy of two US government vehicles killed at least four Nigerians, but that the attack did not appear to be directed at the US mission.

Blinken said on Wednesday that the US mission and its Nigerian counterparts were working to find out where the missing people were and how they were doing. The group consisted of nine Nigerians, according to him.

The convoy included five American embassy employees and four Nigerian police officers. Blinken explained that they were going to Anambra state, Nigeria, to check on a flood response project funded by the United States.

“We condemn this attack in the strongest terms possible,” said Blinken. We will work closely with our Nigerian law enforcement partners to identify and apprehend those responsible.

He stated, “The safety and security of our personnel is the United States’ top priority.” We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and promise to do everything in our power to locate and return the missing.


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