Army to investigate extortion allegation against personnel

-After report of the allegation on the Nigerian Army concerning the extortion of motorist, In reaction to this allegation the Military force has revealed that it would carry out a formal investigate to get the full details of the incident, and met out appropriate discipline according to its laws on the personnel involved in the extortion along the Maiduguri Gamboru Ngala road in Borno state.

This response came after serious accusations by one individual simply named ‘Danborno’ who revealed that truck owners pay huge amount to ferry their goods across the Maiduguri Ngala international highway to foreign lands and back.

Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said “the army notes with great concern an allegation of complacency and extortion against soldiers by someone with twitter handle called ‘Danborno’ on Social Media, in which he alleged long queues of trucks along Maiduguri-Gamboru Ngala road, Borno State.

“He also reported that each truck owner pays the sum of N300,000.00k to soldiers for escorting them. Consequent upon this, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai has ordered for immediate investigation over these allegations.”

Sani noted that the Nigerian Army as a professional military institution thrives on discipline, selflessness and dedication to duty and operates within the confines of the laws, Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement establishing it.

“It would not tolerate any act of misdemeanour by any of its personnel. Similarly, we encourage members of the public to take advantage of our toll free telephone number 193 to report any observed lapses or allegation against any officer or soldier.”

The army called on the members of the public to volunteer information when the investigation team comes around to verify the claims of the transporters for further action.


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