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Army honors officers for refusing N1.5m bribe

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The Military Special Task Force responsible for maintaining peace in Plateau State has honored eight members of Operation Safe Haven for rejecting a N1.5 million bribe offered by suspected cattle rustlers in the state.

According to a statement by Capt. Oya James, the spokesman for the task force, the eight personnel stationed at OPSH Sector 4 intercepted 30 rustled cows belonging to Shehu Umar at Bisichi checkpoint in Barkin Ladi local government area.

The cattle, which were rustled in Mangu, were being transported to an undisclosed location when troops conducting a stop-and-search operation intercepted them.

Capt. James explained, “The occupants of the vehicle, Anas Usman, 20 years old, and Gyang Cholly, 42 years old, immediately approached the troops in a bid to bribe them and secure a security pass for the stolen cattle. The monetary plea was rejected, and the suspects were arrested, along with the money offered for the bribe.”

In recognition of their integrity and commitment to duty, the commander of Operation Safe Haven, Maj. Gen. Abubakar, presented a cash reward to the distinguished personnel. He emphasized the importance of maintaining good conduct and bravery in the discharge of their duties.

Represented by the Chief of Staff OPSH, Brig. Gen. M.O. Agi, Maj. Gen. Abubakar urged other security personnel to follow the example set by the eight personnel and uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

 

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