The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has 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, 26 January, 2021.
Adesina 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; and AVM IO Alao, 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).