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45 soldiers bow out of active service

As part of its routine activities, the Nigerian Army has formally disengaged some senior officers from its service.

The colourful event which held at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery-NASA in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State attracted dignitaries from all walks of life who came to rejoice with the retired senior officers and their families.

On behalf of the retired senior officers, Major General Abubakar Fada expressed gratitude to God and the Nigerian Army for the privilege to serve the country for over three decades.

Major General Abubakar Fada advised serving officers and men of the Army to continue to be loyal and demonstrate total commitment to duty as exemplified in successes recorded so far in the fight against criminal elements.

The retired senior officer stressed the need for the Army to always embrace changes in doctrine, training, and general dispositions to ensure success in all operations.

A total of 45 senior officers belonging to the Artillery corps comprising 7 Major Generals, 11 Brigadier Generals, 18 Colonels,1 Lt Colonel, 3 Majors and 5 Captains were pulled out of service.

Reporting by Usman Sani; Editing by Marian Benjamin & Tersoo Nicholas