Lai Mohammed: Nigerians calling for probe of service chiefs are unpatriotic

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s information minister has proscribed Nigerians calling for the probe of the immediate past service chiefs as unpatriotic.

The information minister made this known while speaking on a Radio Nigeria programme, Politics Nationwide on Tuesday morning, February 2.

Recall that President Buhari had recently 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).

Hours after the military officers were relieved of their jobs, the Peoples Democratic Party and some other prominent Nigerians have called for their probe.

The minister for information, Lai while reacting to the calls 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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