By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Jos – Condemnation has continued to trail the recent attack on the convoy of US embassy officials in Anambra State, with a call made that efforts be intensified to ensure the safety and security of diplomatic personnel and facilities in the country.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria which condemned the incident, also commiserate with the families of the victims.
In a statement by its President, Olorunfunmi Adebajo issued in Jos on Wednesday, “The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria, MWFAAN strongly condemns the recent attack on officials from the United States Consulate in Anambra State, which resulted in the tragic loss of life.
“The loss of innocent lives is a grave tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted during this difficult time. We stand in solidarity with the United States Consulate and hope for a swift recovery for those injured in the attack.”
She further stated, “Such acts of violence pose a threat to the longstanding bilateral relationship and public diplomacy between Nigeria and the United States. Measures must be taken to ensure the safety and security of diplomatic personnel and facilities in the country.”
The President expressed appreciation to the Nigerian security and law enforcement agencies for their efforts in rescuing two victims who had been missing since the incident on the 16th of May and extended “heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the victims affected by this act of violence.”