By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, on Monday said the retirement of some 38 senior army officers followed due process.
The COS made the disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, in Abuja.
He said: “There cannot be a better time than now to retire these officers. It took us a painstaking procedure so that innocent persons are not mistakenly retired.”
He said their retirement, which took many people by surprise, followed the necessary enquiry, legal investigation with a report and recommendations to the higher authority before they were retired at the weekend.