‘Military not owing troops allowances’

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday denied reports on social media that troops of Operation Sharan Daji were being owed allowances.

The Defense spokesman, Brigadier General John Agim, in a statement said the military responded to killings of people in Zamfara, Kebbi, Katina, Sokoto and Birni Kwari areas by establishing, Operation Sharan Daji.

He said troops have taken the battle to the forests which the bandits and militias use as hideout before their numerous attacks on citizens.

He noted that, “now 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 of Operation Sharan Daji, and the allowances are paid up to date.

“In fact, even the August allowances have been paid to the Force Commander and arrangement has been completed to pay the troops by next week”. Agim further stated, “I therefore urge our gallant troops to remain focused and not distracted as the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olanisakin, who is always concerned about the welfare of troops, knows and approves all your allowances.”

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