The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday promised to pay the two months’ allowances owed soldiers involved in Operation Lafiya Dole.
Mr. Buratai made the promise in a statement signed by the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, saying the outstanding allowances will be paid this week.
The Army Chief said the release of funds by the Ministry of Defence would facilitate the payment.
A private in the Nigerian Army had written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about alleged corruption and sorry state of troops.
The soldiers, also part of the war 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.
Mr. Aliyu complained about being abandoned after he was shot by suspected Boko Haram fighters.