EFCC operative outside ex-governor Yari’s home on Sunday night. Source: Daily Nigerian

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Sunday night, stormed the country home of the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.

Concise News learned that the EFCC has not officially given the reason for the raid in Talata Marafa, about 100km from Gusau, the capital of Zamfara.

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EFCC operatives spent about five hours in the house, according to a report by Daily Nigerian.

As at the time of filing this report, it is not clear yet if they got anything incriminating as the governor and his family were not in the house.

Yari, who was chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum for four years, has become the second political notable to be targeted by the EFCC after a similar raid on the properties of former governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo.

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Zamfara state, Sani Shinkafi, had accused Yari, of looting over N251billion.

Shinkafi also accused Yari of leaving liabilities of about N151.1billion.

He further alleged that out of the two billion naira approved by the Yari administration for the payment of gratuity owed to retired workers in the state, only retired permanent secretaries were paid N400milion, with N1.6billion unaccounted for.