Abuja - The Nigerian Army has clarified that only 38 senior officers have been dismissed for misconduct, and not the outrageous number being circulated.
Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said the attention of the Nigerian Army had been drawn to speculations and rumours regarding the number and names of the senior officers affected in the recent retirement exercise.
“This is worrisome as some individuals and media houses went to the ridiculous extent of publishing outrageous figures and names of serving officers as being retired. This is unethical and unfair,” he said.
“It is therefore necessary to inform the public to please disregard such inaccurate lists.”
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Usman said for the avoidance of doubt the following is the statistics of the officers retired compulsorily; nine Major Generals, 10 Brigadier Generals, 7 Colonels, 11 Lieutenant Colonels and a Major.
“We are quite aware that some mischievous elements are trying to whip up sentiments,” said Usman.
“This is quite unfortunate because all the affected officers were retired based on Service exigencies and in line with the Armed Forces Act, CAP A20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”
The dismissal of Army leaders, which was initially announced this weekend, followed misconduct during the 2015 elections.
– CAJ News
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