The United States (U.S.) Embassy in Abuja says two of its employees involved in the attack on its convoy in Anambra have been rescued alive.

The Embassy, which made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said that the U.S. government was working intensively to bring to book the perpetrators of the crime.

A convoy of a U.S. vehicle was attacked by gunmen in Atani, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State on May 7 while the team was on a mission. Seven persons including four policemen lost their lives, while two members of the team were taken by the gunmen.

According to it, 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 the 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.”

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