The immediate past Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has warned politicians to desist from playing politics with the military, saying the service possessed strong unity and bond that could not be broken.
Irabor gave the warning while speaking at a reception organised by the Defence Headquarters after his Pulling-Out-Parade from service on Friday in Abuja.
He said the friendship and unity that existed within the armed forces could not be found anywhere else.
The former CDS described the military as an institution that had people from the 774 Local Government Areas of the country being represented.
According to him, contrary to beliefs, no military personnel takes any special injection but for the training and indoctrination which comes from the regimentation.
“The military is a family for those who may not know and I have answered so many questions on we being given an injection.
“What is that injection? There is no injection. The injection is training and discipline.
“They also said we operate like a cult, the process alone there is nothing wrong if I say we are in a cult but it is a good cult.
“In the training establishment when I was a cadet, we spend three years but two years later, it became a five year programme.
“When it was three years, the admission was every six months and when it became five year, the admission became every year.
For you to finish a three year programme means that you will have five sets of your senior and five sets of your junior.