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JTF denies bribery allegation in Port Harcourt

20 November 2012, 11:03

Port-Harcourt -  The Joint Task Force (JTF) operating in the Niger Delta on Monday described as false and baseless allegations that its personnel were bribed by oil thieves in the area.

Some members of the public had alleged that some personnel of the JTF had been compromised by oil thieves to regain freedom and carry on with their escapades.

Brig.-Gen Tukur Buratai, the Commander, 2 Brigade of the Army and Sector 2 of the JTF, denied the allegation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt.

Buratai denied the allegation on the sidelines of a 12-kilometre road race organised in the state by the Nigerian Army.

He said soldiers of the JTF had always maintained discipline without any form of prejudice and corrupt practices in carrying out their duty of eliminating illegal bunkering in the region.

``I’m hearing this allegation for the first time; I don’t believe men of the JTF will do that (collect bribes).

``Notwithstanding, since you brought it to my notice, I will investigate; but I don’t believe our Soldiers will do that.

``Anyone (illegal bunkers) that is arrested and brought to my notice, nobody goes free. We take them straight to the court through the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence.”

Buratai called on the public to report anyone involved in oil theft and illegal refining of crude oil to security agencies in the state.

NAN

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