Exposed! What Nigerian Soldiers Get As Daily Allowance

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One of President Muhammadu Buhari foremost boys, Oluwakayode Olumide Ogundamisi popularly called “Sankara” took to his facebook account to reveal the real salary of Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram.

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According to Sankara, the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army receive a paltry N500 as daily allowance.

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He said: “Yesterday I stated Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram earn N60K as salary. The correct figure is N49K = $249 monthly or £157 monthly. Daily feeding is N500 = £1.60p or $2.50. Go figure defence budget and please defence budget covers not just the Nigerian Army, it includes all the Armed Forces and allied security agencies. As I dig more from sources and get more documents I weep more for Nigeria. What is being done to those men and women who chose to fight for Nigeria is not just criminal but inhuman. A probe of all defence spendings is needed now! Not tomorrow.”

Here are some tweets below:

#NigerianSoldiers are over 79% short of the required round of ammunitions needed for the number of AK47 they have in the armoury. SCANDAL
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) August 6, 2015

#NigerianSoldiers in North East task force against Boko Harram are approximately 17K. They can not train as ammunitions had to be “managed”
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) August 6, 2015

An officer who trains elite #NigerianSoldiers fighting Boko Harram told me he had to improvise by training his men via youtube clips
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) August 6, 2015

Young Captain told me he sometimes had to encourage his men to take civilian cloths with them in case they run out of Amo #NigerianSoldiers
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) August 6, 2015

Told #NigerianSoldiers get high casualty due to almost none existing Air Support. Boko Harram get enough time to manoeuvre in open fields.
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) August 6, 2015

#NigerianSoldiers complain that a number of heavy tanks guzzle a lot of gas but not enough supply so they abandon & Boko Harram pick up easy
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) August 6, 2015

I am told Boko Harram fuel supply is more effective than that #NigerianSoldiers receive making it easy for terrorist to take our vehicles
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) August 6, 2015

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