(News investigators) US convoy attack: Couple, two others held in Anambra community
Four persons, including a couple have been arrested over alleged involvement in recent attack by gunmen on a convoy of United States’ (US) Mission, Nigeria, officials in Ogbaru, Anambra State.
The suspects were reportedly arrested during a raid of several criminal camps in the area by security operatives on a Joint-Task-Force operation led by the Commander of Naval base, Onitsha.
A source privy to the JTF operation disclosed that the Navy Commander was accompanied in the operation by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and Commander of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The source said: “Several camps of the unknown gunmen were raided by security operatives in Anambra state during a joint task force operation conducted in Ogbaru LGA of the state.
“During the operation which was led by the Commander of Naval Base Onitsha in company of the CP, Commandant of NSCDC and Commander NDLEA Anambra State, four notorious leaders/commanders of the IPOB/ESN in Ogbaru LGA were arrested.
“It was revealed that three of the arrested persons were reportedly part of the attack on US convoy in Ogbaru three weeks ago.
“The communities expressed satisfaction at the efforts of the operatives towards security of their lives and property.”
At least seven persons were killed in the ambush on US Consulate vehicles who were going to the riverine community for humanitarian service early last month.