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Nigeria paying foreign soldiers N146m monthly to fight terrorists

23 March 2015, 13:18

Abuja - According to reports, Nigeria is paying soldiers from Chad and Niger N146.25m monthly to fight Boko Haram terrorists, Punch reports.

The funds are meant for use as pocket and feeding allowances for the foreign troops.

Chad’s 2500 deployed soldiers get N112.5m monthly while the 750 soldiers from Niger get N33.75m.

This is however said to be separate from other funds used for fuelling the operational vehicles of the foreign troops and other logistics.

Earlier reports had it that Nigeria had also employed the services of foreign mercenaries from South Africa and Ukraine to fight the terrorists at the cost of $400 a day.

Chad, Niger and Cameroon deployed soldiers to Nigeria as part of a multinational force constituted to fight against Boko Haram.

Read more at Punch

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