US Convoy Attacked in Nigeria 

By The Chicago Times Staff

May 19, 2023

NIGERIA – Two US government vehicles were attacked on Wednesday in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra state, Nigeria. 

The US Department of State said the convoy was carrying nine Nigerian nationals: five employees of the US Mission to Nigeria and four members of the Nigeria Police Force. They were traveling in advance of a planned visit by US Mission personnel to a US funded flood response project in Anambra.  It was reported that the attackers killed at least four members of the convoy.

The State Department does not know the motive for the attack nor does it believe the US Mission was the target.  US Mission personnel are working with Nigerian counterparts to locate the convoy and the condition of the members of the convoy who are unaccounted for.