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The Nigerian Defence Headquarters said on Thursday that speculations that  there was mass retirement of some generals in the Nigerian Army

following the appointment of Major Gen. Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) was not true.

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja.

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

“At this point you are all aware of the appointment of the new Chief of Army
Staff, Maj.-Gen. 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 authorized by the military high command,” he said.(NAN)

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