…Says Troops To Get Outstanding Allowances
Chris Steven, Abuja
Despite a letter allegedly written by an anonymous soldier from the war front in Yobe State accusing military leadership of corruption, Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff says Dole two months outstanding operational allowances owed troops of the Operation Lafiya would be paid this week.
The anonymous soldier in his letter had painted a sordid picture of what the troops were passing through as a result of corruption which culminated in non-payment of their entitlements.
But Buratai on Monday said that the Ministry of Defence had released funds for the payment of the troops’ outstanding logistics and operational allowances for the third quarter of 2017.
Sani Usman, Army Spokesperson in a statement noted that Buratai commended the troops for their unflinching loyalty, perseverance, courage and dedication to duty.
The army chief said the troops’ had brought about the “desired success in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and other criminal activities.”
He also paid glowing tribute to troops stationed outside the shores of the nation for their patriotism, patience and understanding and assured them of prompt payment of their allowances
He said the army high command under his leadership would remain “responsible, responsive and accountable to troops’ operational requirements.”
Buratai commended them for their bravery, discipline and loyalty, and reminded them to always have confidence and trust on the leadership of the army.
He urged them to work hard to flush out the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, including the cyber terrorists, wherever they were hibernating.