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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its headquarters in Abuja was attacked early today by gunmen.

“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 EFCC said in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwajaren.

“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, the statement added.

“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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