Defence Headquarters gives ultimatum for retirement of generals

The Defence Headquarters has given top officers who are seniors to the newly appointed service chiefs till Monday to voluntarily retire from service.

The order, which was contained in a memo dated June twenty sixth and signed by Maj General Y. Yahaya on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff, was directed to generals, brigadiers-general, air vice marshals, and rear admirals in the Nigerian Army, Air Force, and Nigerian Navy, who are senior to the new service chiefs.

According to report, scores of top military brass would be retired following the appointment of new service chiefs by President Bola Tinubu early this month.

The retirement of the senior officers across the three services was in line with the long-standing military tradition that officers who were senior to the service chiefs would be retired.