Army chief promises to pay soldiers fighting Boko Haram
The announcement is a reaction to a recent letter an unnamed soldier wrote to President Buhari.
In a statement signed by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the army chief said the Ministry of Defence will facilitate the payment this week to soldiers on the front line of the war against terrorist group, Boko Haram, in the north.
The announcement is a reaction to a recent letter an unnamed soldier involved in the operation wrote to to make corruption allegations against the military's leadership.
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The soldier had complained to the president about the inadequate welfare that soldiers are exposed to, particularly in respect to feeding, and also revealed that soldiers are owed three months of operations allowance, forcing them to borrow money from civilians.
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