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Just In: Nigerian Army Sacks Mostly Southern Army Generals, Colonels And Brigadiers

Over 70  Army Generals, Colonels and Brigadiers have been forced to retire by the Nigerian army yesterday are mostly officers from the South, according to a Source says…

Late Pres Umaru Yar’adua’s ADC, Brigadier-General Mustapha Onoyiveta tops list of officers “politically” retired by the Nigerian army.

Confirming the reports, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman , Acting Director Army Public Relations in a statement issued to NewsWIreNGR says" People should therefore not read this (forceful sack of senior officers) out of context."

"The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the general public that quite a number of senior officers of the Nigerian Army were retired from service yesterday." statement reads..

Usman said "Those retired were mainly some Major Generals, Brigadier Generals, Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels and a Major.

He added that "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 Elections.

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