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‘Boko Haram terrorists don’t earn more than soldiers’


The Nigerian Army has denied a claim credited to a member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative, Sidi Ali Mohammed, that a Boko Haram fighter earns as much as $3,000 daily, as against the alleged N1,000 paid a troop for same day.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the report was “pure lie and a highly irresponsible comment coming from a supposedly knowledgeable person of his calibre.”

He added: “It is also criminal and preposterous to compare the gallant soldiers of our armed forces with the rag-tag terrorists’ criminal gang.”

Indeed there is no such basis at all between the outlawed criminal terrorists who commit crime against humanity and our highly patriotic, courageous and brave soldiers whose sacrifice cannot be quantified.”

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