Suspects Caught After U.S. Convoy Attack in Nigeria

The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects linked to the attack on the U.S. Embassy convoy and their police escorts in the state. It said three U.S. embassy officials and four policemen were killed in the attack. They also released the names of those killed in the attack.

The convoy was carrying nine Nigerian nationals: five employees of the U.S. Mission to Nigeria and four members of the Nigeria Police Force. They were traveling in advance of a planned visit by U.S. Mission personnel to a U.S.-funded flood response project in Anambra.

No U.S. citizens were hurt in the attack.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said: "The United States does not yet know the motive for the attack, and have no indications at this time that it was targeted against our Mission." Blinken extended his condolences to the families of those killed in the attack, as well as vowing to do everything possible to safely recover those who remain missing.

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