President Buhari has appointed new service chiefs, shortly after sacking the heads of the army, navy and air force, BBC reports.
The news was kind of expected as Buhari had repeatedly criticized the military’s inability to defeat Islamist group Boko Haram. According to BBC News, the new military chiefs are expected to work closely with neighbors Chad, Cameroon and Niger as they join forces to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency.
Some of the new replacements according to media reports are:
Chief of Army Staff: Major: General T.Y. Buratai
Chief of Defence Staff: Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin
Chief of Naval Staff: Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas
Chief of Defence Intelligence: Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan
Chief of Air Staff: Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar
National Security Adviser: Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.)
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