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Nigeria's leading anti-corruption campaigner has in recent weeks been subject to an escalating campaign of harassment, threats, and an apparent attempt on his life, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Dec. 3. The watchdog group called on the Nigerian government to protect the campaigner, Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In an interview with HRW in Nigeria, Ribadu, a long-serving police official, said he feared for his life and believed the threats against him - including shots fired at him in late September and telephoned death threats - were linked to his work at the EFCC.

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