Nigerian Army retires 11 generals

By The Rainbow
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The Nigerian Army has pulled out 11 Generals of the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps in Lagos State.

Pulling out is a military parlance for a ceremony marking the end of service for top officers of the military.

The generals who were  pulled out of service on Friday include eight Major-Generals and three Brigadier-Generals who retired between 2013 and 2015.

The Major-Generals are Mahmoud Yerima, Abiodun Amao, Olayemi Abidoye, Boniface Azurunwa, Adekunle Martins, Christian Ugwu, Bode Ogini and Mashudy Adekanye, while the Brigadier-Generals are A.O Kachallah, Godfrey Nwafor and Gabriel Oladipo.

In a valedictory speech, General Yerima, former Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters, assured that the retired officers would continue to keep the Nigerian flag high.

yerima charged  the serving military personnel to continue to be loyal,  be extra-vigilant and to maintain commitment to the Nigeria nation.

“Your loyalty to the Federal Republic of Nigeria can best be given through vigilance and security consciousness. You must continue to demonstrate total commitment to your duty to the nation just as you have exemplified in your recent successes in the fight against terrorism in the north-east,” he said.

“The Nigerian people, especially the retirees, are expecting a lot from you in the face of the current insurgency. Your secondary role is to assist the government in ensuring internal peace and your involvement in internal security duties demand all of you to be non-partisan.”

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, was represented at the event by the General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Tamunomiebi

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