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Soldiers asked to be paid before posted to Maiduguri

19 February 2016, 16:11

Abuja - Over 200 soldiers who recently returned from Sudan have said they would not proceed to Maiduguri except their allowances for the Sudan operation were paid.

The soldiers were part of the 800 troops that just returned from Darfur, Sudan where they had gone to for a peace keeping operation.

The soldiers who were redeployed again to the North-East to join the fight against Boko Haram insurgents refused to proceed on the journey, citing the non-payment of their three months mission allowances as the reason.

Also read: Court stops execution of soldiers convicted for mutiny

A military source said such posting without payment of allowances was not acceptable to the military high command as it was contrary to a directive from the Defence headquarters.

The Public Relations Officer of the 81 Division, Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel, while reacting said that the soldiers who returned from foreign mission in Sudan were not involved in such a protest.

He said that that there was no grumbling whatsoever in the Bonny Camp.

Source: Punch

- News 24


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