The Nigerian Army on Friday pulled out the former Chief of Policy and Plans, Army Headquarters, Lamidi Adeosun and 11 other Generals out of active service.
The Generals were MD Abubakar, I Birigeni, CM Abraham, ACC Agundu, TOB Ademola, AM Jalingo, AS Maikobi, MA Bashirudeen, DM Onoyiveta, and two others.
The pulling out parade was among activities at the ongoing Infantry Corps annual leadership lectures and biennial reunion, at the Infantry Corps Centre in Jaji Military Cantonment, Kaduna State.
The theme of the four-day event which began on November 10, is “Positioning Nigeria Army Infantry Corps to Win All Land Battles in a Joint Environment.”
Mr Adeosun who spoke on behalf of the retired Generals said the pulling out parade was part of military tradition.
“I am happy to state with every sense of pride that this valedictory pulling out parade is an indication that the Nigerian Army particularly the Infantry Corps is waxing stronger by adhering to its customs and traditions.
“Today is a day of many emotions; nostalgia, gratitude, joy and a sense of fulfilment.
“Retirement from active duty is a natural and inevitable end of service for every serving personnel, and it begins to count from the day you join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“We count ourselves lucky as we are able to witness this event in such an atmosphere of frenzy and boisterous manner,” he said.
Mr Adeosun thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya, and the Commander Infantry Corps, Victor Ezugwu, for the opportunity of a rewarding and fulfilling life experience.
The event featured a parade match off, and a presentation of awards by Muhammad Marwa, the Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to officers who distinguished themselves in junior and senior staff courses.