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Nigerians React To Boko Haram Fighters’ ‘$3,000 Daily Allowance’



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A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted comments made by the member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI),  Sidi Ali Mohammed that Boko Haram fighters were being paid $3,000 daily as allowance compared to Nigerian troops N1,000 daily.

Naija News had reported earlier that Mohammed made this comment while speaking at the Presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s Economic Outlook Report, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Monday, April 29.

“I will give you an example. The Nigerian military, for example, gets N1, 000 per day for being in the North East, at the war front, as an allowance.

“The same North East, where if you are a member of Boko Haram you get $3,000 per day as allowance. So it is lucrative.

“Sometimes they even give you money upfront. So we must do something about the youths from where they are recruiting.

“If it is amnesty that will guarantee that peace, then we have to think of it.

“Most importantly, we need to deplete the army of youths on the streets and take them away from the streets so that Boko Haram does not recruit them,” he had said.

Apparently shocked by the comments, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to air their opinions on the matter.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…