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US Mission Staff Kidnapped In Anambra Rescued By Police

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Security operatives have rescued two members of staff of the United States Consulate in Nigeria, who were kidnapped during the attack on their convoy at Ogbaru Local Government Area in Anambra States on Tuesday.

The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this in a press release to journalists in Awka, on Friday.

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He stated, “In the early hours of Friday, May 19, 2023, the joint security forces rescued unhurt the two remaining victims abducted during the attack on a US convoy attack along Atani/Osamela road in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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“Operations are still ongoing and further details shall be communicated, please,” Ikenga added.

In other news, Some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers state.

It is understood that the corps members were returning from the Ondo state NYSC orientation camp on Tuesday at about 9 pm — and on their way to Port Harcourt.

The kidnappers were said to have hijacked the corps members’ vehicle along the Rumuji axis of the east-west road in Emohua LGA.


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