The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Nigerian Army Senator Ali Ndume says soldiers are being starved of funds at a time when the nation’s fighting forces need all the money they can get to put terrorists and bandits to the sword.
He said no money has been released to the army as their capital allocation for 2020 and we are in June. He also said the president has been giving presidential orders on tackling insecurity but some people responsible for providing the army with funding are not responding.
Ndume added that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, recently relocated to the epicenter of Nigeria’s insurgency war to boost the morale of the men and women in the trenches.
He further said that Buratai’s presence on the front-lines made a visible difference and the army needs to sort that out to avoid high levels of collateral damage; they need to strategize for the last push.
Ndume also said we could all recalled that Boko Haram has killed over 50,000 people in the northeast, displaced millions and abducted thousands, since it commenced its war against the Nigerian state in 2009.