The United States of America has confirmed the release of the its abducted workers from its Lagos Consulate in Anambra State.
ANAMBRA PEOPLE reported how the workers were abducted after gunmen attacked their convoy in Anambra on May 16.
Nine persons, made up of five staff of the Consulate and four escort policemen, were killed in the attack.
Two staff of the Consulate were also abducted by the gunmen.
Confirming the release of the abducted staff on Friday, the US Mission in Nigeria said in a statement: “Two U.S. Mission employees missing since the May 16 attack in Anambra state are alive and safe, and under the protection of Nigerian authorities in Anambra.
“We have informed their families of their safe recovery.
“U.S. Mission personnel are on their way to meet and accompany them home.
“We continue to work intensively with Nigerian security and law enforcement on this matter, to identify the victims previously found, and to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous attack.
“We welcome any information the public may have in this regard.
“We are deeply grateful for the partnership and solidarity of the Nigerian government and Nigerian security and law enforcement colleagues and mourn with them for those who died in the attack.”