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  • Updated: May 20, 2023

Anambra: US Envoy Visits Naval Base, Lauds Navy Over Rescue Of Officials

United States Embassy officials visited the Naval Base in Onitsha, Anambra State on Saturday following the recent attack on the US convoy in Ogbaru.

Officials of the US Consulate and their police escorts were ambushed by gunmen on May 16, 2023, along Atani/Osamela road in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.

During their visit as a follow-up to the incident, the US delegation hailed the naval personnel for rescuing the two missing officials of the embassy in Ogbaru.

The team was reportedly led by the regional security officer of the US Consulate in Lagos, Jim Suor.

“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”, a source disclosed.

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