Buhari sacks service chiefs, appoints replacements

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President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved the service chiefs of their duties.

Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

President Buhari thanked the outgone service Chiefs for what he calls their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,” and  wished them well in their future endeavours.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he has named the replacements for the sacked chiefs.

The new Service Chiefs appointed are: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

The President congratulates the new service Chiefs, and urged them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.

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