Army Retires Generals For Playing Politics


The Nigerian Army has announced that a number of senior officers, mostly major generals, brigadier generals, colonels, lieutenant colonels and a major has been disengaged from service.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, revealed this in a statement.

The officers were retired for displaying partisan interest in the 2015 general elections.



    The statement said some officers were investigated for their role during the election.

    Others were indicted by the Presidential Committee that investigated Defence Contracts under the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

    The army stated that some officers had already been arraigned for prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    Although the names of those affected were not mentioned, the statement said they were retired based on “Service exigencies” and added that the army must remain “apolitical and professional at all times.”


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