Soldiers honoured for rejecting N1.5m bribe

Eight personnel of the Nigerian Army have been honoured for rejecting the sum of N1.5m (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira) from Cattle rustlers in Plateau State.

The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday in a statement that the eight personnel attached to ‘Operation Safe Heaven’, OPSH Sector 4, also intercepted 30 rustled cows at Bisichi checkpoint in Barkin Ladi Local government Area of the State where the cash was offered as bribe.

It said the Cattle belong to one Shehu Umar, was rustled in Mangu, were being transported to a location by a group of rustlers when it was intercepted by troops on stop-and-search operation.

The Army said the occupants of the vehicle, 20-year-old Anas Usman and Gyang Cholly whose age was given as 42, immediately approached the troops ostensibly to bribe them and secure security pass for the stolen cattle.

The statement explained that the monetary plea was rejected and the suspects arrested and seized as the money offered for the bribe.

Meanwhile, the Army Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, Major General Abubakar has presented a cash reward to the distinguished personnel.

He charged other security personnel to continually exemplify good conduct and bravery in the discharge of their responsibilities.

The Commander was represented by the Chief of Staff OPSH, Brigadier General MO Agi, the Commander who enjoined troops to emulate the excellent conduct of the eight personnel.

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