The Nigeria army has retired some senior officers who have been “investigated for partisanship in the 2015 general election”. This was disclosed by Army spokesman, Sani Usman, in a statement on Saturday.
He said that “those retired were mainly some major generals, brigadier generals, colonels, lieutenant colonels and a major”
The statement read:
“The Nigeria army wishes to inform the general public that quite a number of senior officers of the Nigeria army were retired from service yesterday.
“Those retired were mainly some major generals, brigadier generals, colonels, lieutenant colonels and a major.
“Their retirement was based on service exigencies. It should be recalled that not too long ago some officers were investigated for being partisan during the 2015 general election.
“Similarly, the investigation by the Presidential Committee investigating defence contracts revealed a lot. Some officers have already been arraigned in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).”
Usman appealed to Nigerians not to misconstrue the development saying that “the military must remain apolitical and professional at all times”.