Abdulrasheed Maina

Gunmen on Sunday raided the Kaduna home of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms Abdulrasheed Maina.

The gunmen, who came in military uniform and mufti, were allegedly said to be in search of cash and ammunition in the house.

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Speaking to newsmen, an eyewitness said, the gunmen came in a Hilux van, armed with guns and stationed in front of the house.

The gun-wielding men, the eyewitness said, had begun surveillance of the area between 5pm and  8pm when another car, a Peugeot 406 with plain clothes security personnel, forced the gate open and drove into the compound.

But on entering the house, the gunmen met a security guard, Imrana Ahmadu, and quickly handcuffed him, just as they forced him to take them round the four-bedroom flat.

The 22-year-old Ahmadu while speaking with journalists said the gunmen continued to ask him whether the house belong to Maina or whether he (Maina) was staying there.

Ahmadu said the gunmen handcuffed him and told him that they were from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to carry out search on the house for alleged hidden arms and ammunition as well as cash.

The spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Aliyu Mukhtar,  who confirmed the incident to newsmen, noted that the command got a report from the Divisional Police Office in Kawo regarding the raid.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, has not responded to the allegation as at the time of filing this report.