In an exclusive report by Sahara reporters, Nigerian soldiers in United Nations peacekeeping operations have written an anonymous petition claiming that the Nigerian Army owes its men over $43 million.
The document also says that the United Nations might be involved with the Army chiefs to help and divert these funds meant for the well keeping of these front soldiers.
The petition read: “It is on record and verifiable that over 3,950 troops who participated in Peace Support Operations in Liberia and Sudan between 2013 to 2014 are still been [owed] various months of allowances amounting to over $43.23m US Dollars which is equivalent to N6,919,168,000:00 Billion Nigerian Naira to date,”.
The statement revealed that a staggering 3,950 soldiers are being owed and could stage a mutiny which would not be good for the image of the nation in these troubling insecurity problem
The statement went ahead and named “principal actors” involved, the names are as follows: Former Chief of Army Staff (Retired), Lieutenant General OA Ihejirika; Present Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General KTJ Minimah; Director of Army Finance and Administration (DAFA), Major General AI Muraina; Former Director of Army Training and Operations (AHQ DATOPS), Major General JO Nwaogbo; and Present Director of Army Training and Operations (AHQ DATOPS), Major General JAH Ewansiha.
“It is obvious that lies and deceits have become a tradition among Nigeria Army generals,” “They always devise ways to sweep matters that [touch] them under the carpets with cover ups.”the petition says.Continue reading
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