The Nigerian Army Headquarters has vowed to carry out investigation into the allegation of extortion of commuters by its personnel in Borno State with a view to sanction them.
This followed an allegation by Governor Babagana Zulum, of Borno State, when he encountered an incident at a military checkpoint along Damaturu-Maiduguri road.
The Governor was reported to have accused soldiers of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, deployed along Maiduguri–Damaturu Road, of extorting commuters and causing them unnecessary hardship.
The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement said the Army, as a professional and disciplined institution, viewed such allegations seriously, particularly coming from a governor.
According to him, it is on record that whenever such allegations of troops’ misconduct were made in the past, the Army never reneged in conducting thorough investigations.