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Ex-generals blast army over attacks on Obasanjo

18 February 2015, 11:05

Abuja - Retired senior military officers have condemned the recent attacks on former president Olusegun Obasanjo by the Defence Headquarters of the Nigerian army, Punch reports.

The Defence Headquarters of the Nigerian military has described former president as an embarrassment to the force over his criticisms of the force’s role in the postponement of forthcoming general elections.

A former Chief of Army Staff , Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd.), condemned the military authorities over the comments.

Also read: Nigerian Army blasts Obasanjo

He said Obasanjo has the rights to exercise his political rights, adding that it was absurd for a junior officer to say anything against his superiors.

Also, a former Director of Army Legal Services, Col. Akin Kejawa (retd.), described the comments against Obasanjo as being the product of “the indiscipline that the military has degenerated into.”

Read more at Punch

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