Nigerian Government Reportedly Pays Chadian & Nigerien Soldiers N146 Million Monthly to Combat Boko Haram
The Nigerian Government is reportedly bearing the financial costs of the operations by multinational forces against Boko Haram insurgents.
According to Punch, The Federal Government pays neighboring troops from Chad and Niger, N146.25 million as pocket money and feeding allowances. The amount however does not include money for fueling of the operational vehicles of the troops and other logistics.
The report further states that
“a breakdown of the N146.25 million shows that the 2,500 troops contributed by Chad receive N112.5 million monthly while the 750 soldiers from Niger get N33.75 million. Thus each of the soldiers from the two countries gets N45,000 monthly as pocket and feeding allowances, the same amounts paid their Nigerian counterparts.”
The purpose for this joint military group is to flush out the dreaded Islamic extremists, Boko Haram, from the Northern parts of Nigeria and to permanently halt their insurgence.