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Army Awards Officers For Turning Down A Bribe Of N1.5 million

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A N1.5 million bribe from alleged cattle rustlers in Plateau State was turned down by eight members of Operation Safe Haven, who were rewarded by the Military Special Task Force in charge of preserving peace in the region.

30 rustled cows belonging to one Shehu Umar were intercepted at the Bisichi checkpoint in the Barkin Ladi local government area of the state by eight personnel stationed at OPSH Sector 4, according to a statement released by the task force’s spokesman, Capt. Oya James.

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He continued by saying that the cattle had been robbed in Mangu and were being taken to a secret location when they were stopped by task force members conducting a stop-and-search operation.

“The occupants of the vehicle, Anas Usman, 20 years old, and Gyang Cholly, 42 years old, approached the troops immediately in an attempt to bribe them and secure a security pass for the stolen cattle,” the statement reads.

The money offered for the bribe was refused, and the suspects were taken into custody. In addition to giving the distinguished personnel a cash reward, the statement stated that Maj. Gen. Abubakar, the commander of Operation Safe Haven, urged other security personnel to continuously demonstrate bravery and good conduct in the performance of their duties.

“The commander further charged them to emulate the excellent conduct of the eight personnel, as represented by Brig. Gen. M.O. Agi, Chief of Staff, OPSH,” the statement read.

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