Defence Headquarters has denied purported reports in the social media that troops involved in operation ‘Sharan Daji’ were owed operation allowances.
A statement by the acting director, defence information, Brig Gen John Agim, says the military is up to date with payment of troops’ allowances.
It said that the troops’ August allowances would also be paid next week.
“The Defence Headquarters responded promptly to unwarranted killings of people in Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Sokoto and Birni Kwari areas by establishing Operation Sharan Daji.
“So far, our gallant troops have taken the battle to the forests which the bandits and militias use as hideouts before their numerous attack on innocent citizens.
“Now that the tide has changed against the bandits, there is a plot to distract and cause disaffection among our troops with a false message circulating in the social media that the troops’ allowances are not being paid completely.
“Let me state categorically here that, there is no other special allowance approved from Defence Headquarters than what is being paid to the troops in Operation Sharan Daji, and the troops’ allowances are paid up to date.
“Even the troops’ August allowances have been paid to the Force Commander and arrangement has been completed to pay their August allowances by next week,” it read
The statement therefore urged troops to remain focused and not be distracted as the chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olanisakin, is always concerned about the welfare of troops, knows and approves all their allowances.
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