White House reacts to attack on US Consulate Staff in Anambra, says no American was killed

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The White House has reacted to an attack on some staff of the US Consulate in Nigeria, in which about four people were feared killed with others sustaining injuries.

A convoy of the consulate staff was said to have come under attack in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday afternoon.

A source quoted in reports had said that “At least four persons were killed in the attack while others sustained injuries. Troops have taken over the community.”

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Confirming the attack on Wednesday, at a press briefing, John Kirby, a White House spokesperson, said no American citizen was killed.

“What I can tell you is that no U.S. citizens were involved, but we are aware of some casualties, perhaps even some killed, but I don’t want to get too far ahead of where we are right now,” he said.

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