By Johnson Eyiangho
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has ordered investigation into alleged extortion of truck drivers by troopers on the Maiduguri-Gamboru Ngala highway in Borno.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman stated in a press release on Sunday that the order adopted the criticism by a person, who recognized himself as “DanBorno” on his Twitter account.
According to Usman, DanBorno alleged troopers collected N300,000 from every truck driver to escort the lengthy queue of automobiles on that highway.
“The Nigerian Army has famous with nice concern an allegation of complacency and extortion towards troopers
“Consequent upon this, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General T.Y. Buratai has ordered for rapid investigation over these allegations.
“The Nigerian Army as an expert army establishment thrives on self-discipline, selflessness and dedication to obligation and operates throughout the confines of the legal guidelines, Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement.
“It wouldn’t 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,” he stated.
The military spokesman additionally referred to as on the members of the general public, particularly affected people in Borno to cooperate and volunteer info to the investigation staff. (NAN)