Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has condemned Nigerians calling for the prosecution of the immediate retired Service Chiefs as unpatriotic.
The Minister who expressed displeasure about those calling for the probe of the sacked service chiefs said a lot of those calling for the probe know nothing about the structure of the military nor how the military structure deals with certain issues of breach of rules of engagement and violation of human rights.
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Minister made his statement when he spoke during a Radio Nigeria Programme, Politics Nationwide, on Tuesday morning February, 2.
Last week, President Buhari had appointed four new service chiefs and relieved his former Service chiefs, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (Chief of Defence Staff); Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (Chief of Army Staff); Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas (Chief of Naval Staff); and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Chief of Air Staff).
Shortly after the military officers were relieved of their jobs, the Peoples Democratic Party and some other Nigerians called for their probe.
Reacting to the calls, Lai Mohammed during an interview on Radio, said;
“To the best of my knowledge, our service chiefs obey the rules of engagement and where there are infractions, there are internal regulations and internal mechanisms to address them.
Those who are calling for the ex-service chiefs to be invited to ICC are unpatriotic people.
Those who talk about the structure, what do they know about the structure of the military? I don’t think any of us is competent to talk about the structure of the military”
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