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Nigerian Army Rewards Soldiers for Rejecting N1.5m Bribe from Bandits

The Nigerian Army (NA) authorities have rewarded eight soldiers of the military task force codenamed “Operation Safe Haven” (OPSH) for rejecting a N1,500,000 (US$949.97) bribe by bandits.

According to the NA, the eight-man squad seized 30 stolen cows at a military checkpoint in Bisichi village in Barkin Ladi county of Plateau State. The rustled cattle belonged to one Shehu Umar from Mangu County.

The bandits were on their way to an unknown location when their vehicle was stopped for a routine search operation at the military roadblock.

“The suspects, Anas Usman, 20, and Gyang Cholly, 42, immediately approached the troops in a bid to bribe them and secure security pass for the stolen cattle,” James Oya, the OPSH media officer said in a statement on Tuesday. The soldiers rejected the monetary inducement and arrested both men.

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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