The headquarters of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC was Wednesday attacked by gunmen.
Channels Television reports that the gunmen threatened to kill one of the agency’s top investigators.
It quoted Wilson Uwajuren, the commission’s spokesman, saying that “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 on the premises in the process. However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty.
Although the attackers did not succeed in entering the complex, they left a death threat for one of the EFCC’s detectives as they fled, the statement added.
The EFCC said the death threat was contained in a white envelope addressed to Ishaku Sharu, a senior investigator, who heads the foreign exchange malpractices fraud section and is in charge of the investigation of several politically exposed persons and top retired military officers for corruption.
According to the EFCC, the incident has been reported to the police