Nigerian Army artillery corps pulls out 7 major generals, 38 others in Kaduna

Nigerian Army artillery corps pulls out 7 major generals, 38 others in Kaduna

By Mohammed Tijjani, Kachia (Kaduna State).


The Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery on Friday pulled out seven major generals and 38 other senior officers of the corps, after 35 years of meritorious service to the nation.


The pulling out ceremony is part of the routine activities of the Nigerian Army, during which it disengages senior officers from its service.


The 45 officers in the artillery corps, who were formally pulled out, include seven major generals, 11 brigadier generals, 18 colonels, one lieutenant-colonel, three majors and five captains.


The activity, which took place 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 retiring Army officers and their families.


In his valedictory speech on behalf of the retiring officers, Maj.-Gen. Abubakar Tarfa expressed gratitude to God and the Nigerian Army for the privilege to serve the country for over three decades.


Tarfa advised serving officers and men of the Nigerian Army to continue to be loyal, while continuing to demonstrate total commitment to duty, as exemplified in successes recorded so far in the fight against criminal elements.


He underscored the need for the Army to always embrace changes in doctrine, training and general dispositions to ensure successes in all its operations.


He also called for the sustainability of inter-agency synergy to ensure successes in various operations.


Tarfa commended the Artillery Corps commander for his efforts at piloting the corps in the right direction, particularly in the ongoing development of the corps, and urged him to sustain the tempo.


“To those of you who are determined to make the military a career, please note that our country has fully democratised and the era of military involvement in politics has gone and gone for good.


“Let me, therefore, urge you to be loyal to the democratically elected Federal Government of Nigeria.”


According to him, the government is doing all it can to provide the necessary requirements for the Armed Forces to perform their constitutional roles.


“On behalf of my fellow retirees, I want to say that we are profoundly grateful to the Nigerian Army and would like to keep the shells flying even higher.


“Keep in focus the motto of the Nigerian Army, which is ‘Victory is from God Alone’,” Tarfa said.

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