Nigerian Army Bella Naija

Nigeria is reportedly covering the financial costs of the operations by multinational forces against Boko Haram.

According to Punch, Nigeria pays the troops from Chad and Niger N146.25 million as pocket money and feeding allowances. The amount however does not include money for fueling of the operational vehicles of the foreign troops and other logistics.

The report further states that “a breakdown of the N146.25 million shows that the 2,500 troops contributed by Chad receive N112.5 million monthly while the 750 soldiers from Niger get N33.75 million. Thus each of the soldiers from the two countries gets N45,000 monthly as pocket and feeding allowances, the same amounts paid their Nigerian counterparts.”