Eleven Nigerian Army Generals Retired

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Tukur Buratai

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Eleven major generals of the Nigerian Army have been retired

THE Nigerian Army on Friday, July 24 retired 11 generals of the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps in Lagos. The officers include eight Major-Generals and three Brigadier-Generals. The Major-Generals are Manhood Yerima, Abiodun Amao, Olayemi Abidoye, Boniface Azurunwa, Adekunle Martins, Christian Ugwu, Bode Ogini and Mashudy Adekanye.

The Brigadier-Generals are Kachallah, Godfrey Nwafor and Gabriel Oladipo. A breakdown of the retired generals from the regions they are from showed that six are from the South West, three from the South East and two from the North.

In a valedictory speech, Yerima, former chief of training and operations, Defence Headquarters, expressed appreciation for the gesture. Yerima pledged that the retired officers would continue to keep the Nigerian flag high.

He admonished the serving military personnel to continue to be loyal and be extra-vigilant. “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.

“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 that all of you be non-partisan,” he said.

Yerima expressed the conviction that the Nigerian military would overcome the current security challenges in the country. Other retirees also expressed their gratitude to the army and Nigerians for the opportunity to serve the country.

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, who was represented at the event by Army, Maj.-Gen. Tamunomiebi Dibi, GOC 81 Division, Nigerian Army, wished the officers well in their post service years.

— Aug 3, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT

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