Anti-Boko Haram Soldiers Knock👊 Buratai, Widows Lament Husbands’ Withheld Gratuities

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A major, who is among troops tackling insurgency in the North-East, told SUNDAY PUNCH that there could be no better sacrifice than what they were doing for the country.

Also speaking, another senior army officer involved in the Boko Haram war, who, like others, spoke with one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity, said someone sometimes could make certain statements and regret uttering them later.

She said, "There is nothing we can do but the army authorities told us that payment of gratuities to some of us is 'turn by turn' because they had to cater to the financial needs of widows.''

Nyiam, who was one of the leaders of the officers who executed the April 22, 1990 coup to oust ex-military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida, said the insurgents would be happy to hear the information which was needlessly divulged by Buratai.

Meanwhile, the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Saturday, denied that payment of allowances was not regular or too small for troops, noting that a major-general, which is the highest rank in the North-East, earned the same allowances as privates, which is the lowest level on the frontlines.

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