Retired Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Entitlements In Abuja

Some retired officers of the Nigeria Army on Wednesday protested in Abuja, the nation’s capital, over their unpaid entitlements. The ‘old soldiers', believed to be in their 70s and 80s, chanted war songs at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.

We are soldiers, we fought for the nation, we are old now no pension,” the protesters chanted.

This is coming two weeks after President Buhari approved payment of pension to police personnel who served under the defunct Biafran police during the civil war. The protesters insisted that if ex-Biafran police could get their pensions, their case should not be forgotten.