Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Gunmen attack EFCC hqtrs, leave death threat

Gunmen attack EFCC hqtrs, leave death threat

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.