President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), following the public outcry of a worsening security situation in the country, has finial sacked the service chiefs in the country with immediate effect.
He also appointed new hands to take over the batons of piloting the security affairs of the country.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President, Femi Adesina, made this known in a tweet on Tuesday, according to The PUNCH report.
Adesina was quoted to have written in the twit that, “PMB appoints new Service Chiefs. Maj Gen LEO Irabor, CDS (Chief of Defence Staff), Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO Amao, Air Force.
“He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country.”
The move by the President comes after several demands by Nigerians that the President replace the service chiefs and rejig Nigeria’s military apparatus to effectively combat the vagaries of security challenges confronting the nation in recent times.
The outgoing service chiefs include 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).