The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday evening confirmed an attack by unknown gunmen on a property belonging to its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu.
In a statement this evening, the spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the attackers murdered a police sergeant guarding the property located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja.
His words: “The property, a farmhouse located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja, was attacked by unknown gunmen at about 10 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2017.”
“The unidentified men murdered a police sergeant on duty. The incident was the second such attack on the same farmhouse.”
Wilson said the commission would not speculate on the motive of the attack.
He, however, stated that the EFCC under the leadership of Magu would not be deterred in its mission to rid the country of corruption.
“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 to rid Nigeria of corruption,” he added.
This latest attack came barely 48 hours after Magu said the anti-corruption will be a do-or-die affair.
Speaking on Monday after a walk to mark the anti-corruption Day, Magu said:
“For those of us on this side; in the anti-corruption agencies of government, in the media, and civil society, the dagger is drawn and I believe I am speaking the mind of everyone on this side that we intend to neither retreat nor surrender in our noble intention to cure our country of the evils of corruption.
“For us as a country, the fight against corruption is a ‘do or die’ affair; we have to win the battle or die trying.”