By Shola Abayom, Abuja
The Buhari Media Organisation(BMO), through its Chairman, Mr. Niyi Akinsiju, said the report that Boko Haram members receive more money daily than the Nigerian troops is false.
In a statement signed by Akinsiju, and the organisation’s Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, in Abuja, the BMO said the terrorists are presently in a sorry state as a result of the renewed onslaught by the Nigerian military.
The organisation also claimed that the reports it got from the war front signified that the terrorist group had been decapacitated and therefore not in a position to wreck havoc as before.
“Obviously these deficiencies do not support the reckless views expressed in some quarters about the lucrative pay of the insurgents. A terrorist group that is buffeted with hunger and starvation can definitely not be in a position to withstand the unrelenting bombardment by the Nigerian military.
“W also note that based on the renewed firepower of the Nigerian military, the Boko Haram terrorists are now scattered and scampering for their own safety, as survival has become almost impossible. Dozens of the insurgents were recently killed by the Nigerian troops within the Kimba-Sabon Gari-Damboa axis in Borno State.
“We therefore appeal to Nigerians to disregard the rumours being peddled about that the Boko Haram terrorists are receiving mouth-watering pay. This is a huge joke taken too far by the unpatriotic sympathisers of the notorious sect, which is meant to cause disaffection in the country.”
The group thereafter commended the Nigerian military for their dedication to the task of wiping out terrorist activities in the North-East of the country in accordance with the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.