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-Unknown gunmen attack EFCC headquarters in Abuja.

-Leave death note for EFCC detective.

The Abuja head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was on Wednesday, attacked by yet to be identified gunmen.

Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwajaren, made the disclosure in a statement hours after the incident, revealing that the gunmen left a death threat for one of the anti-graft agency’s detectives.

He however disclosed that the intruders could not make their way into the complex because security guards on duty repelled them.

Police have already also started investigating the matter after it was reported to them by the EFCC, spokesperson for the commission confirms.

“A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja,” he said.

“The group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began shooting into the premises, damaging vehicles parked in the premises in the process. However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty.

“The hoodlums escaped in a getaway vehicle but not without leaving a message; a white envelope dropped by the fleeing attackers was found to contain a death threat addressed to Ishaku Sharu, a senior investigator with the commission. Ishaku who heads the foreign exchange malpractices fraud section is in charge of corruption investigation involving several politically exposed persons and retired military brass hats.

“The attack on the zone 7 office which houses the commission’s AMCON desk, procurement fraud and foreign exchange malpractices sections, is coming few weeks after another investigator, Austin Okwor was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.”


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