White House reacts as gunmen kill US Embassy officials in Nigeria

The White House has confirmed that no American citizen was killed as gunmen ambushed a US Embassy convoy in Nigeria, killing four people.

Those who died include two personnel from the US consulate and two police officers.

The attack took place in the Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra state.

Spokesperson for the Anambra Police Command, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, also revealed that the assailants made away with two police operatives and a driver of the second vehicle in the convoy.

Mr. Ikenga said joint security forces have embarked on a rescue and recovery operation in the area.