A member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI),Dr Sidi Mohammed has claimed that fighters of terrorist group, Boko Haram, are paid a sum of N1 million ($3000) on a daily basis.
While speaking at the presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s Economic Outlook Report in Abuja on Monday, April 29, 2019, he disclosed that Nigerian soldiers at the war front, on the other hand, only earn the paltry sum of N1,000 as daily allowance.
He noted that joining Boko Haram is a lucrative business which makes it easy for the group to keep recruiting youths in the northeast where it has carried out attacks relentlessly for the past 10 years.
He said, “I will give you an example. The Nigerian military, for example, gets N1, 000 per day for being in the northeast, at the war front, as an allowance.
“The same northeast, 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.”