Buratai: Army outstanding balance will be paid this week

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has promised to pay the two-month allowances the army is owing soldiers in the anti-terrorist operation with the code name ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, combating Boko Haram insurgents in northeast Nigeria.

According to report, the chief of army staff disclosed this today, Monday, November 6, 2017, in a statement signed by Sani Usman, the army spokesperson.

Buratai said the funds released by the Ministry of Defence will enable payment of the outstanding allowances of the soldiers.

There was a report that an officer of the Nigerian Army wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari complaining about on-going corruption in the army and the poor state of the troops.

The officer who is also part of the anti-terrorist operation against Boko Haram wrote the letter in reaction to the army’s dismissal of the complaints of Abdulrauf Aliyu, a private of the Nigerian Army.

Aliyu had complained that he was abandoned after being shot by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

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