Troops Reject N1.5m Bribe From Alleged Cattle Thieves in Plateau

Apprehended the two suspected rustlers who presented them bribes.
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Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a special military task force maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States, have refused the N1.5 million bribe from suspected cattle rustlers in Plateau.

Spokesperson for the force, Captain James Oya, revealed this in a press statement made available to journalists in Jos on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Oya affirmed that the army troops attached to its Sector Four also apprehended the two suspected rustlers who presented them bribes.

He emphasized that the eight personnel who refused the suborn were not only applauded but rewarded by the commander of the operation, Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar.

The eight military personnel, positioned at OPSH Sector four, seized 30 rustled cows at a checkpoint close to Bisichi in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

The cattle, owned by one Shehu Umar, were stolen in Mangu and were conveyed to an unknown location when intercepted by the troops on stop and search operation.

The suspects, identified as Anas Usman, 20, and Gyang Cholly, 42, instantly proceeded towards the troops in order to suborn them and secure a security pass for the stolen cattle.

The pecuniary plea was declined and the suspects apprehended as well as the money offered for the bribe.

Oya noted that the commander, who applauded the troops for their courage and faultless conduct, urged staff of other security agencies to imitate the giant move toward the safety of lives and property in the state.

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