In the spirit of goodwill to all men, a snippet from The Nigerian Army handbook... "47. Pulling Out Ceremony. Pulling out ceremony is held for retiring senior officers who have served the Army and the Nation and are retiring honourably. It is customary that Generals leaving the Service honourably are âpulled outâ as a sign of respect and final farewell from the Service. This is done immediately after the farewell parade. From the parade ground or Officers Mess, the retiring officer is expected to enter a waiting Land Rover with ropes tied on it and be pulled out of the barracks gate. Those entitled to this ceremony are officers that attain the rank of Brigadier General and above. Where the spouse of the retiring officer attends the parade, she may stand by her husband as he is âpulled outâ."