EFCC Headquarters Attacked By Unknown Gunmen In Abuja

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Head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was Wednesday attacked by unknown gunmen in Abuja.

According to the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwajaren, the gunmen left a death note for one of the anti-graft agency’s detectives.

Uwajaren also disclosed that the perpetrators could not make their way into the complex because security guards on duty repelled them.

“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.”

“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 is in charge of corruption investigation involving several politically exposed persons and retired military men.

“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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