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UPDATE: Army sacks Jonathan & Yar’Adua ADCs, 58 Others

The Nigerian military is tacking out all traces of political leaning from the force...
The Army Council has retired the ex-ADC to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan; Col. Ojogbane Adegbe; a former Principal Secretary to an ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); Col. Nicholas Achinze, a former ADC to the late President Umaru Yar’Adua, Brig. Gen. A. H. Sa’ad; and 57 other senior officers.

The affected officers, according to the council, are retired for their involvement in arms procurement under the Goodluck Jonathan administration and their political role in the 2015 general elections.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Saturday that a large number of the senior officers were retired from the service on Friday.

Usman did not give the exact number of those affected. Sources, however, disclosed that no fewer than 60 senior officers of the Army were affected by the exercise.

Usman said those affected in the retirement exercise included major generals, brigadier generals, colonels, lieutenant-colonels and a major.

Usman quoted service exigencies as the reason for the decision by Army authorities to approve the purge.

He recalled that the service recently probed the activities of some officers in the 2015 election. Also, some of the officers had been arraigned in court, following the outcome of investigation against them.

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