We didn’t retire ‘innocent officers’ – Tukur Buratai

Nigerian Army Boss. Tukur Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the mass retirement of 38 senior officers by the military authorities did not affect any innocent person.

The Army boss said on Monday, that painstaking investigation was carried out before senior officers were booted out of the military.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the Minister of Communications Technology, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, in his office in Abuja, Buratai said, “There is no better time for the retrenchment than now. It took us long time with painstaking investigation and procedures to ensure that we don’t pick the innocent ones.”

“We started with enquiry first of all which a senior officer chaired. After that we did the legal review and after the legal review we forwarded our results to the higher authority for consideration.”

“So the people were given fair hearing and just like in the court process we also have our legal department which give every officer fair hearing on issue like this. So, I think this is right time for the officers to go.”

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