June 26, 2016 – Nigerian Army Investigates Soldiers Collecting Bribe From Motorists & Civilians In Borno State Highways
The Army today said it had began investigation on the alleged bribe and extortion of civilians by soldiers stationed on Borno state Highways.
While chatting with newsmen in Maiduguri today, Operation Lafiya Dole Commander, General Lucky Irabor said:
“I wish to use this opportunity to state that we have received reports that some personnel are in the habit of collecting money to escort civilian motorists and goods along the major routes, these allegations are currently being investigated.
“However, should there be any officer or soldier who is seen collecting money, please do not hesitate to report such to the Theatre Command.
“The military has a responsibility to Nigerians. We are here to protect and assist Nigerians according to the law of the land. In that regard, all requirements for the task to be performed are being provided.
“Therefore, please note that you do not have to pay for such escorts and do not be accomplices to the illegal payment,”.
“Whoever is caught doing that will face the full weight of the law either military or civilian.
“Also, please feel free to report such illegal activities through any of these GSM numbers: 0902-810-1021 and 0808-225-2400 between 9am and 7pm.