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.