Soldiers protest poor equipment, unpaid allowances in Borno

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Soldiers an unidentified battalion in Operation Lafiya Dole have protested their posting a location in the Theatre Operation.

The aggrieved soldiers, according sources at the Maimalari barracks besieged the headquarters the Theatre Command in Borno State, shooting sporadically into the air on Thursday night following their deployment.

They cited non- of allowances and poor equipment as reasons for their rebellion.

Some of the soldiers who spoke under anonymity recall how a whole unit that went for reinforcement when Marte was captured last month, perished under superior firepower of the enemy forces.

The Media Coordinator for Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Ado Isa, confirmed this Channels Television via a text message on Friday.

While blaming the on the soldiers’ minor admin/welfare, he said the issues were promptly addressed.

This is coming on the heels of arms procurements mystery recently exposed by the , Babagana Monguno, where both the outgoing and incoming service chiefs said they are in the dark on the whereabouts of the funds or equipment.

less than ₦1 billion was released for the procurement according to Monguno, a retired General.

But the Director Public Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima was yet to respond to a WhatsApp message sent seeking an explanation.