The Defence Headquarters on Tuesday said that no Nigerian troop serving in Darfur, Sudan, was being owed allowances.
Col Mohammed Yerima, Director, Defence Information, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that DHQ was "not owing anybody a kobo as troop allowance".
Yerima was reacting to a newspaper report that Nigerian troops serving in the UN African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur, Sudan, have threatened to go on a rampage if they are not paid their allowances.
The report also said that the soldiers were stranded in Darfur after their duty tour expired on May 26 after six months.
Speaking on the airlifting of the troops for peacekeeping operations, the director said troop rotation was done by the UN and it was not the DHQ that was responsible for airlifting of troops.
"The United Nations is responsible for airlifting troops and they are to bring back NIBATTS 31 to the country and airlift NIBATTS 34 to Sudan. NAN