Army Sacks Senior Officers For ‘Partisanship’ In 2015 Poll.

The Nigeria army has compulsorily retired some of its senior officers who have been “investigated for partisanship in the 2015 general election” and for alleged corruption.

Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

He said some of those retired were major-generals, brigadier-generals, colonels, lieutenant-colonels and a major.

“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,” he said in a statement.

“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 said the army appealed that Nigerians  “should therefore not read this out of context”, saying “the military must remain apolitical and professional at all times”.

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