Unpaid Nigerian UNMIL Soldiers Allegedly Write Open Letter To Prez Buhari

Nigerian Soldiers [Photo Credit: Olisa TV]
Nigerian soldiers of Battalion 38, United Nation Mission in Liberia, UNMIL, who recently came back from a peacekeeping mission have allegedly written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari expressing dissatisfaction over the non-payment of their five-month allowances.

The troops threatened to resort to lawlessness if the issue of their outstanding allowances by the Nigerian Army was not resolved. They also urged the president to take his anti-corruption war to the armed forces.

UNMIL, is a peacekeeping force established in 2003 to monitor the ceasefire agreement in Liberia.

Nigeria had deployed 700 soldiers and officers for peace-keeping operations in Liberia last year. The troops completed a seven-month mission and returned to Nigeria in February 2017.

Reacting to the Letter, Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the issue of the unpaid allowances is the responsibility of Defence Headquarters.

“But that notwithstanding I am investigating the matter as soon as we wrap up the investigation, we will make it available to you,” Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, added.

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Source:Premium Times

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.