Nigerian Police Personnel Fighting Boko Haram Terrorists Cry Out Over 6-Month Unpaid Allowances


Police officers engaged in counter-insurgency operations in North-East Nigeria have voiced their dissatisfaction regarding the non-payment of their allowances for the past six months.

The officers were selected from various states and taken to the region for security operations in collaboration with other security forces to fight Boko Haram insurgents and other criminalities in the region.

The affected officers complained that the non-payment of their allowances has placed them in a challenging predicament.

One of the soldiers said, “We are mobile policemen working with the Nigerian Army under the special forces (SF) joint task force in Maiduguri. We are working day and night tirelessly in the rain and the sun.

“Some of us were deployed to various locations here in Maiduguri after two weeks of training in the Nigerian Army special forces training ground, Buni Yadi, Yobe State, but we have not received our allowances for a period of six months now.

“We have been sending complaints to the Theatre Command of Operation Hadin Kai (OHK) Maimalari Army Barrack through our unit commanders but all efforts made to get paid our six months’ operational allowances have failed.”

“The police authorities should please look into the matter. We are all men with families; we left them at home for a good six months to come here to the Borno State for peacekeeping but look at how we are suffering without our allowances for God’s sake. Even now as I’m talking to you, I’m in the bush. We need help, please,” another policeman told SaharaReporters.

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