Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has described those calling for the prosecution of the sacked service chiefs as unpatriotic.
Lai Mohammed made known his displeasure about the calls by the Nigerians when he spoke during a Radio Nigeria programme, Politics Nationwide, on Tuesday morning February 2.
Recall that last week, President Buhari appointed four new service chiefs and sacked 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 got relieved of their jobs, the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some other Nigerians called for their probe.
While reacting to the calls, Lai 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”