Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, has sacked his service chiefs and appointed new ones with immediate effect.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday took to his Twitter handle, @FemAdesina to announce the new development.
He wrote, “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.”
This is coming after several calls by Nigerians for President Buhari to replace his service chiefs.
The outgoing service chiefs are, 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)