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Mass retirement to hit the military

04 May 2015, 15:11

Abuja - An imminent shake-up is expected to hit the Military when President-elect Muhammadu Buhari takes over the mantle of leadership in the country according to sources, Daily Independent reports.

Sources said a group has been set up quietly to work out the modalities for the shake-up and scout possible replacements for those to be weeded out.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in his congratulatory letter to Buhari after the March 28 election, had urged the president-elect to reform the military, saying “so much harm (had been) done to many national institutions including the military, which proudly nurtured you and me.”

Also read: Nigerian Military finds Buhari’s certificate

The military, it noted, has come under scrutiny in recent years over its seeming failure to curb terror and oil theft as well as corruption in the top hierarchy.

In the north-east operations against Boko Haram, there were reports that monies meant for the allowances of troops were being diverted to private pockets.

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