Military officers honored for refusing N1.5 million bribe

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The Military Special Task Force overseeing peacekeeping efforts in Plateau State made headlines on Tuesday, commending eight of its personnel for their integrity and refusal to succumb to bribery attempts. According to Capt. Oya James, the spokesperson for the task force, these eight individuals stationed at OPSH Sector 4 intercepted 30 rustled cows at the Bisichi checkpoint in Barkin Ladi local government area.

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These cattle, belonging to Shehu Umar, were stolen from Mangu and being transported to an undisclosed location. During a routine stop-and-search operation, the troops discovered the rustled animals. Subsequently, the occupants of the vehicle, identified as Anas Usman, 20 years old, and Gyang Cholly, 42 years old, attempted to bribe the troops to allow them to pass with the stolen cattle. However, the troops remained steadfast in their duty, rejecting the N1.5 million bribe and promptly arresting the suspects.

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Maj. Gen. Abubakar, the commander of Operation Safe Haven, lauded the exemplary conduct of the personnel and presented them with a cash reward. He emphasized the importance of maintaining integrity and bravery in the execution of their duties. Brig. Gen. M.O. Agi, representing Maj. Gen. Abubakar, urged all security personnel to follow the example set by these eight individuals in upholding professionalism and integrity.

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