Nigerian soldiers and operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly engaged each other in a shootout in Ogun state.
The shocking incident it was learnt happened in the wee hours of Sunday at Gbenga Daniel’s Conference Hotel, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The gunmen which sources claimed to be EFCC officials stormed the Hotel and arrested some suspected internet fraudsters.
It gathered that the officials arrived at the hotel in a combat-like manner and shot into the air repeatedly causing panic.
The attendees following the development reportedly invite the soldiers, which led to a shoot-out between the anti-graft agency officials and the soldiers.
The suspected operatives got to the hotel around 2:00 a.m. and left after less than an hour operation. They reportedly went away with over 20 cars and numerous mobile phones.
When contacted, The Public Relations Officers of EFCC however denied knowledge of the alleged invasion.
Mr Daniel’s media office confirmed the incident in a statement obtained by DAILY GIST on Monday
The former governor’s office said in a statement that “some unknown gunmen believed to be acting at the behest of one of the anti-graft agencies stormed the premises of the hotel facility in Abeokuta in search of an unknown yahoo boy.
“Unnecessary shots were fired and our innocent guests were scared.
“Thankfully, our various security agencies were able to restore law and order and no life was lost.
“We thank all our customers for their patience and understanding and reassure all and the general public of their safety at all times in all our facilities.”
It would be recalled that the EFCC had few months ago raided some hotels in Abeokuta causing anger from some lodgers who claimed the operatives broke into their rooms and saw them naked.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officers of both the Ibadan and Lagos offices of the EFCC denied knowledge of the alleged invasion.
In the video obtained by DAILY GIST, gunshots and screams could be heard with people expressing shock on the incident
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