Gunmen Attack Magu’s House, Kill Policeman


By Ejike Ejike, Abuja

Some yet to be identified gunmen have attacked the Karshi, Abuja farmhouse of the acting chairman of the Economic and financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), ‎Ibrahim Magu and killed a police sergeant.

The gunmen, whose motive is still unknown, reportedly broke into the house around 10pm on Tuesday, and killed the policeman after opening fire on the policemen on duty.

This attack is coming after Magu had on Monday, while marking international anti-corruption day,  ‎said the anti-graft war is a do or die affair.

According to him, ‎“For us as a country, the fight against corruption is a ‘do or die’ affair; we have to win the battle or die trying.

“The fight against corruption is now a war in which there is a clear line between forces of evil and those of good; between agents of progress and reactionary elements who mean no good.”

When the FCT police spokesperson, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, was called to confirm the story, he pleaded for more time to confirm the story.

According to him, “Please, give me time to make some findings about this.”

Confirming the incident, the EFCC spokesperson,  Wilson Uwujaren, said there was an attack on the property of Magu, which unfortunately resulted in the death of a security official.

“The property, a farmhouse located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja was attacked by unknown gunmen at about 10pm on December 12, 2017 .

“The unidentified men murdered a police sergeant on duty. The incident was the second such attack on the same farmhouse.

“While the commission will not speculate on the motives for the attack or the sponsors,   it wishes to state that the EFCC under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu will not be deterred in its mission of ridding Nigeria of corruption,” he said.


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