Independent Journalist and Social commentator, Ahmad Salkida has has claims by a member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) , Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed that members of the terrorist organisation Boko Haram are being paid $3,000 daily.
Mohammed Mad this known when he spoke at the presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s Economic Outlook Report in Abuja.
He said, the payment dwarfs the N1,000 daily allowance paid to Nigerian troops at the war front.
But Salkida in a swift response on his verified and official twitter handle said the statement was preposterous.
He said, “This statement by Dr Sidi is preposterous, where will the fighters get $3k daily? There are at least 6k fighters spread across the two main factions in the
#LakeChad, 95% have never seen $3k in their lifetime. The only incentive is crumbs from fai’u and the promise of paradise.”
“The escalating insecurity across
#Nigeria was loud today with the abduction of a member of the elite, head of the UBE and his daughter. There is growing unemployment, poverty, with a multitude of small arms for hire, if one can’t afford to buy. The result of this is total chaos.”