Suspected gunmen on Wednesday struck at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.
Although, the gunmen did not gain entrance into the building, they left a death threat for one of the operatives.
The agency, which confirmed the incident to journalists, said that it had reported the attack and threat letter to the police authorities in the nation’s capital.
The EFCC’s spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwajaren, said that the armed men were repelled by security guards on duty at the complex.
Uwajaren said “A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of EFCC in the early hours of Wednesday, 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 area in the process. However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty.
“The hoodlums escaped in a get-away vehicle after leaving a message in a white envelope which they dropped. It was found to contain a death threat addressed to a senior investigator, Ishaku Sharu,” he said.
Ishaku heads the Foreign Exchange Malpractices Fraud Section. He is in charge of corruption investigation involving several politically-exposed persons and retired military officers.
The EFCC’s office houses the commission’s Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) Desk, procurement fraud and foreign exchange malpractices sections.