Debunking the Shooting Incident the United States Embassy in Nigeria has refuted a newspaper report claiming that one of its officials was shot. The embassy clarified that the shooting incident involved a Nigerian Police Force officer who was targeted in an apparent robbery attempt. It emphasized that no U.S. Embassy staff or officials, whether Nigerian or American, were involved in the incident. This clarification aims to dispel any false information regarding the embassy’s personnel.
Dismissing Increased Security Measures Contrary to the report suggesting heightened security at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, the embassy confirmed that there has been no change to its security posture. The initial newspaper report had claimed that the security around the embassy had been bolstered following the alleged shooting incident. The embassy’s statement aims to correct this misinformation and assure the public that the security situation remains unchanged.
Seeking Police for Further Information in response to inquiries, Aishah Gambari, the Senior Media Specialist | Public Affairs of the U.S. Department of State Embassy Abuja, directed further questions to the Nigerian Police Force for additional details. This indicates that the embassy is deferring to the local authorities regarding the ongoing investigation into the robbery attempt and the incident involving the Nigerian police officer.
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has debunked reports of its official being shot, clarifying that the incident involved a Nigerian police officer targeted in a robbery attempt. The embassy also dismissed claims of increased security measures and emphasized that there has been no change to its security posture. By redirecting inquiries to the Nigerian Police Force, the embassy seeks to ensure accurate and comprehensive information regarding the incident.