Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, who is currently acting as the Director of Defence Media Operation, during a press conference at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, told the general public to disregard the unfounded rumours that the military command has planned to disengage many senior officers.
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 a lot of rumours in the media about mass retirements in the military.” He stated: “Retirement is only on a voluntary basis for senior officers who desire to do so. At this point, no retirement has been authorised by the Military High Command.”
He assured Nigerians: “The Military High Command will not be weary of appreciating the general public for their support and continue to encourage them to provide credible and timely information that will facilitate our proactive engagements in the theatres of operations.
“The Military High Command also lauds all efforts of the gallant troops of the Armed Forces and personnel of other security agencies involved in various operations across the country for their resilience and indefatigable commitment.”