COAS Appointment: DHQ Opens Up On Alleged Retirement Of Army Generals.

Onyxnews reports that the Nigerian Defence Headquarters has said reports that there will be mass retirement of some Generals in the Nigerian Army following the appointment of Major General Farouq Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff is not true.

This online news platform understands that the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, said this while briefing journalists on Thursday in Abuja.

Onyeuko said that retirement of senior officers from the military was always voluntary, adding that the military high command has yet to authorise retirement of any officer.

According to him; “At this point you are all aware of the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya.

“This has stirred up lot of rumours in the media about mass retirements in the military.

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“I wish to use this medium to dispel such unfounded rumours as retirement is only on voluntary basis for senior officers who desire to do so.

“At this point, no retirements has been authorised by the military high command,” the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations said.

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