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Boko Haram: Our men will soon be paid – IG

Boko Haram: Our men will soon be paid – IG

Yvonne Williams

The Nigeria Police Force has said that all outstanding allowances of policemen, particularly those at the warfront combating Boko Haram in different parts of the North-East, will soon be settled.

The police said that the necessary steps are being taken to ensure salaries and other allowances were paid as at and when due.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, who spoke on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, said this in response to questions regarding the non-payment of the allowances of anti-riot policemen who were fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe State.

This is following complains by policemen deployed to Yobe state over nonpayment of allowances and entitlements

Ojukwu in response said that the IGP was aware of the hardship being faced by the policemen and had directed that the payment process should be fast-tracked.

He explained that the policemen were not paid before deployment to Yobe because the procedure was that the personnel must report at their new station before their allowances could be paid.

He said, “They will soon be paid, the payment is being worked out. The procedure is that the policemen must report to their new station before they are paid their allowances.”