EFCC headquarters attacked by unknown gunmen


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its headquarters in Abuja was attacked early yesterday by gunmen, who threatened to kill one of the agency’s top investigators.

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 commission 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.