A retired army officer, who was amongst those recently retired by the army, has opened up, giving the real reason why they were forcefully retired.
It will be recalled that in a statement issued to journalists on Saturday, June 11, by the acting director of Army public relations, Colonel Sani Usman, had noted that the reason for the retirement was due to the officers’ alleged partisan role in the 2015 general elections, offences in defence contracts and Ekiti elections.
However, in a statement given to Daily trust by one of the retired officers, he disclosed the reason for the retirement, adding that the forceful retirement was humiliating.
He said: “Obviously, the new military establishment came with the mindset of doing away with any officer who worked closely with the former leadership of the service.
“That’s why we were portrayed as villains in the eye of the press and the world at large, and surreptitiously removed from the system. This is rather unfortunate. We are not saying we are all saints; however, I feel we are not that bad. Of course, we are all humans who are bound to make infractions here and there.
“But, honestly speaking, the way and manner we were humiliated out of the army calls for reflection on how things are done in this part of the world, considering our contributions to the survival of this country in the last few years.”