- Some gunmen invaded the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja
- The commission said the gunmen dropped a death threat for one of its officers
- The death threat was said to have been dropped in white envelope
Some gunmen on Wednesday, August 16, launched an attack at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.
The attack, the commission said, took place in the early hours of Wednesday.
The spokesperson for the EFCC Wilson Uwujaren in a statement, said the gunmen invaded the EFCC headquarters in Wuse Zone 7 at about 5 am.
Uwujaren 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.
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"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."
He also said the incident has been reported to the police for proper investigations.
In an earlier report by NAIJ.com, former chairman of the EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, accused the corrupt people in the government of being behind the continuous rejection of Ibrahim Magu's nomination as EFCC boss.
He said those who are against the anti-graft war have no idea of the impact of corruption on a country.
Watch below as the EFCC organised a march tagged ‘walk against corruption’ in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja: