Troops fighting terrorist group, Boko Haram have alleged that they are being owed two months allowances by the Nigerian Army, SaharaReporters reports.
According to the online news platform, the soldiers claim they have not been paid allowances for August and September.
“Our allowances are usually enough to take care of our needs. But the last time we were paid was in July. I want to appeal to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Buratai for the immediate release of our allowances, though he may not know that we have not been paid. However, our morale is low. We are staking our lives in the defense of the country,” lamented a soldier.
An Army officer who also spoke to SaharaReporters said, “It is true that we are yet to be paid our allowances for two months. Things are very difficult for us, especially given the rise in prices of various items. We cannot protest because it is against the Army regulations.”