The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has said that the reason why the Nigerian Army retired 38 of its senior officers was because of their involvement in partisan politics.
According to PUNCH, Dan-Ali made the statement while speaking with journalists shortly after delivering a lecture at the National Defence College, Abuja on Monday.
“What we did was to make sure that all those that were indicted in one way or the other for both professional corruption and monetary corruption had the opportunity to defend themselves.
What I mean by professional corruption is the soldiers’ involvement in partisan politics, if you are partisan then you are professionally-corrupt and you will be asked to go, so that was exactly what happened.
Of course, they were giving fair hearing, they were called by a board and they went and testified,” he said