Soldiers serving in a unit of the Nigerian Army under Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State were caught redhanded on Monday as they mounted a toll-gate collecting N1,000 from motorists.
The bewildering aspect of their show of shame was that they mounted the roadblock on Damaturu-Maiduguri road just a few kilometers from the Jakana community where Boko Haram terrorists struck and killed people at the weekend.
The convoy of Professor Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state going to Jakana, was caught in the logjam the soldiers created as they collected money from the hapless motorists.
Zulum came down from his vehicle to give the greedy soldiers a dress-down, according to a video shared by the Cable.
“I’m going to report all of you in this unit… nobody can tolerate this. Boko Haram is attacking people and you are here collecting N1000 per car,” the visibly angry governor said.
One of the soldiers tried to calm the governor down, saying he would look into the case but Zulum fired back, saying: “But we saw them.”