President Muhammadu Buhari sacks Buratai, other Service Chiefs

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President Muhammadu Buhari sacks Buratai, other Service Chiefs


 President Muhammadu Buhari has taken the decision to sack his service chiefs with immediate effect.

This was confirmed by his Special Adviser On Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday.

Those affected are 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.

The new Service Chiefs 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.

Buhari urged the new Service Chiefs to “be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities”.

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