Four staff members of the United States Embassy in Nigeria on a humanitarian Mission in Anambra State have been shot dead following an attack on their vehicle on Tuesday.
The incident happened late on Tuesday in the Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
No reason has yet been ascertained, but a source in the area said the assailants ambushed and immediately gunned down the victims.
The assailants caused panic in the area as they invaded the arena where some of the residents in the community had gathered and were waiting to receive medical treatment from the UNICEF officials.
The source said, “They were ambushed, and about four of them were gunned down, while others sustained various degrees of injuries as they escaped with their vehicle that has the inscription, UNICEF.
The US mission Nigeria also confirmed the incident, saying its personnel were collaborating with Nigerian security operatives to get to the root of the matter.