JTF Soldiers In Maiduguri Accuses Senior Officers of Slashing Their Allowance And Short-changing Them

By SaharaReporters, New York

Soldiers in the Joint Task Force in Borno State, who have been battling with the Boko Haram sect in the troubled town of Maiduguri, have accused some senior military officers of underhanded management practices in the course of the operations.   They allege that the senior officers have been diverting, slashing and short-changing their allowances.

The allegations are contained in a detailed press statement sent to SaharaReporters, in which they seek to draw the attention of the Minister of Defence, the National Assembly and the National Security Adviser to what is going on.  They also urge them to direct the Chief of Army Staff to rotate them so they can travel and see their families.

The statement reads, “The increased insecurity in the country particularly Maiduguri the North Eastern part of Nigeria, has drawn many soldiers out of barracks to perform their legitimate duties for their fatherland but Nigerian Army which provide larger number of soldiers of its personnel are in low morale as the sources from the highest authority of Army said it has no money to rotate them. Before the inception of Joint Task Force in Maiduguri many soldiers had been deployed since operation FLUSH OUT II.

However, most of these angry soldiers, which were drawn from different parts of the country, have done one year six months now without rotation from the higher authorities or even to see their families in their various barracks.  By June 12 the JTF will mark one full year it existence in Maiduguri as deadly Islamic Sect called Boko Haram has made Maiduguri a basic home of its operation.

“Some land soldiers who were deployed to the state before the creation of the task force, remained in the Borno about a year later even after the other Armed Forces have rotated their men twice. Most of us left our family because of one operation or other has done good two years now without settling down with our family. And the negative impact of this long  stay away from the family is affecting the operation. We plead with the Minister of Defence, Senate Committee on Defence and the National Security Adviser to direct the Chief of Army Staff to rotate the soldiers that have over stayed in Maiduguri and also take the matter of soldiers in the JTF welfare serious.”

Attempts to reach Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, spokesperson of the JTF in Maiduguri have been unsuccessful.

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Nigeria to AIREGIN

If only NIGERIA will be AIREGIN; I think it will make sence and this nation will move to paradise...

we done die finish

my brothers, the army general are busing stilling soldiers money and giving to their girl friends, how can they protect the nation with their whole spirit. my people let us not deceive our selves, the people killing this nation are the army general. the question i want to ask is that the people who carry out intelligence report are the order ranks ie the soldiers yet the go out with hunger what do you think will happen on intelligence reports absolutely blank reports. my president you know about all this things you are keeping quite one day the monkey go go market eno go return. the salary are slashed within the generals,our furniture allowance is stolen by this idiots, their wives are controlling soldiers like slaves. please tell me if boko haram offers this soldier millions of naira to joint them sincerely speaking 99.9 percent will follow them . imagine a soldier who has serve the nation for 15 years cannot be proud of a room what a shame to us.

you talk like

why are you tribalising the issue? the issue is clear, fetch the culprits and pay the soilders their benefits, rotate them and restore peace in that area

NIGERIA NATIONAL ANTHEM

WE HAV BEEN READING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BACKWARD FOR A VERY LONG TIME. ONLY DIVINE INTERVENSION FROM GOD BEFORE NIGERIANS CAN SEE LIGHT.

Pay Slashing

As usual, Nigerian Army remain consistenly evil. The persistent level of stealing from the lower ranks make it impossible for them to live up to the responsibility of defending Nigeria. To say that after a year of fighting the rag tag Boko Haram, the Nigeria Army is yet to crush these bandits is a scandal. Perhaps, the officers are arming this bandit group to make money for themseleves. What we want is a citizen army, where everybody can have access to military training.

that good

that what they signed 4

Jnr Soldies accusing Snrs on choping Allawee & Casual Leave

Haba Ogas why U dey chop ur junoirs share of the sometimes so called security votes created to get part of the national cake. Also as "man no be wood" allow them jnrs to go home see them fmly b4 dey embarass ur profession wit rape artitude, which dey are already accused of in JFK assignmnts. Wait untill U see the video of some of ur soldies artitude via ALJAZEERA.-HARD63

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Mr. HM HM, you speak like one

Mr. HM HM, you speak like one who lacks wisdom and courtesy. I'm sure if you were one of these soldiers, you'll be among the first to complain. These men have not seen their families for over a year now. The maximum duration for a Tour of Duty in the military is about six months. Those in the Air Force and Navy were relieved after about 6 months, while those in the Army are still there. Even the US and British soldiers you talked about dont stay more than 6 months on a Tour. You may wish to confirm that. The worst is that they may be sent back in about 2 to 3 months after returning from a tour. Hope this will call you to ORDER. Otherwise, you can go tell the soldiers in Maiduguri face to face, that they should stop complaining and serve their fatherland. However, I'll write my will before doing that if I were you.

What a country is Nigeria

Those called senior officer of Nigeria army should be investigate for short paying those jtf offical in north east .how did they want those jtf to work with thier heart.since they can not pay the men working for the country. I know that army authority has release the money for those in charge.pls the should investigate and punshed

What a Mess?

corruption is everywhere in nigeria. The man i always respect is Idiagbon. Who born you well to cheat? May his soul rest in peace. Soldiers should learn from US, UK, GERMAN, KOREAN, JAPAN soldiers formation and discipline. No wonder why you see especially armies in open friendship with touts and agberos because they could get money to eat, drink or smoke indian hemp from them.

How can you be slashing someone's money for God's sake? It is too bad. Their operation is between life and death and you are still maltreating them. May God forgive you people so that you will not found yourself in hell fire

Masacre in Nigeria

Nigerian military don't even understand what they are fighting for.

Pleaze rotate them!

abeg mek u na rotate them before den start to rape persons wyfs and pikins

SR be objective pls.

SR pls be objective in your report afterall you plagiarized The Sun where u got it. Anyway, there is not a single mention in the body of your report where you mentioned how the soldiers were short changed apart from the issue of rotation. Lets always promote peace and order pls.

Jusctice

Justice is the first condition of Humanity;where there is no justice, peace may be absent.

Please refelect. There is no justice in Nigeria, therefore peace is difficult to be achieved. please reflect.

why?

Tell me how these frustrated officers won't kill innocent people...

NO WONDER THE GLARING EXTORTION IN THE METROPOLIS

We can now see why JTF members on stop and search assignment are openly collecting N50 notes from commuters in Maiduguri and negotiating with heavy trucks on the high way.
What else do we expect from soldiers/policemen with low morale, working on empty stomach? JTF Commander,please note.
What is happening to the with-held allocations of the Local Governments under the state of emergency?
Federal Government has cntinued to maintain deaf ears to the plight of such Local Govts despite NASS resolution on the same issue.

monkey dey work baboon dey chop

How can u slash soldier allowance in war front,this is pure injustice,officers and men are all the same,the only differences is just the rank but they wore d same uniform. Pls officers pay them what is due for them correctly to avoid unforeseen circumstances.if it will look like Monkey dey work baboon dey chop.

INJUSTICE EVERY WHERE IN NIGERIA

What is happening in the Nigerian Army in Borno State is just a reflection of what is happening all over Nigeria......Injustice.Our elders say no justice no peace.

No bi Naija?!

We never fail to deliver!

shoot your corrupt superior and this wld stop,stop complaining

Shoot them with ur guns and let them go and spend
The money they short changed you in hell.

Forget it Bootlegs, Naija is Broke

We have always known that this war is about who controls the N1tr budgeted for security. This is really why they're not interested in a peaceful resolution of the crises. Not paying civil servants, the military, etc but timely collecting their huge amoral salaries is the recipe that will xplode in their faces. That Nigeria is broke is old news, what will make the headlines is when total anarchy breaks out due to inaction on the Farouk report. Soldiers themselves have seen who is stealing us blind, it would be reasonable to expect them to act bcos everybody will not be paid very soon as Nigeria is broke. Dumbo and his coonies have emptied our treasury and that's sad. The soldiers will revolt if this trend continues, and that would be welcome by all Nigerians. EiE of ineptitude!

shoot your corrupt superior and this wld stop,stop complaining

Shoot them with ur guns and let them go and spend
The money they short changed you in hell.

JTF Officers in Maiduguri

I thought the soldiers deployed to kill innocent lives in Maiduguri are not human beings. So they even have families?. What about the widows and ophans whose fathers and husbands were killed by these happy trigger so called soldiers. I pray that if given the chance to travel home to see their families that they (Soldiers) shall meet their deaths too.

It's unfair adding to their suffering

It is a grave wickedness for senior arm officers to exploit their juniors who have defiled all odds to save their fatherland and to project arm image aright. It's quiet disheartening to see well trained,well paid, educated and highly organized security operatives lower morale of their officers fighting these men of the underworld and even paying the superem price. To those concerned, in the spirit of ET SPIRIT DU CORP, ensure that the officers in the field are well taken care of always- pay their incentives promptly,rotate them as required,boost their morale in any form it may take... and punish the misappropriators in the military way for their demorale acts.

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It's unfair adding to their suffering

It is a grave wickedness for senior arm officers to exploit their juniors who have defiled all odds to save their fatherland and to project arm image aright. It's quiet disheartening to see well trained,well paid, educated and highly organized security operatives lower morale of their officers fighting these men of the underworld and even paying the superem price. To those concerned, in the spirit of ET SPIRIT DU CORP, ensure that the officers in the field are well taken care of always- pay their incentives promptly,rotate them as required,boost their morale in any form it may take... and punish the misappropriators in the military way for their demorale acts.

An officer and a gentleman: A coup comes soon

I foresee a military coup soon if this continues.

The person that released the press statement is not an NCO but an angry officer.

I understand where they are coming from.
By the time they get to the barracks some other soldier would be warming their beds.

I remember this kind of incidents years back when a lot of soldiers were sent to Liberia. Some senior officers stole people's pay. Low morale all round in the barracks I was in. Lots of soldiers looted stuffs from Liberia when they were coming back. They also came with new wives. I doubt if they can loot Maiduguri, however, like angry animals they are going to thrash the town.

An officer and a gentleman: A coup comes soon

I foresee a military coup soon if this continues.

The person that released the press statement is not an NCO but an angry officer.

I understand where they are coming from.
By the time they get to the barracks some other soldier would be warming their beds.

I remember this kind of incidents years back when a lot of soldiers were sent to Liberia. Some senior officers stole people's pay. Low morale all round in the barracks I was in. Lots of soldiers looted stuffs from Liberia when they were coming back. They also came with new wives. I doubt if they can loot Maiduguri, however, like angry animals they are going to thrash the town.

IDIOTIC STATEMENT

I have put in 15 years in the Nigerian Army and I can tell u that this idiotic statement of ' obey b4 complain' is what is impoverishing the Nigerian Army. When we go for peace keeping mission, we look inferior to other country's soldiers. I was in Darfur for a year and six months. We buy our uniforms, we make friends with other nation's Army so they can dash us their used uniforms.Our allowances are slashed continually with impunity. In short my plan is to kill the COAS indian mike mike I set my echeo yanki echoe on him

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