Buhari sacks top military chiefs

“Service Chiefs are now sitting at the edge of their seats; there is a regime of uncertainty because it was clear to them and everyone that they would not be part of the new administration, as such, they presently do not go the extra mile”, one official said.

It should be noted that Buhari and his ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have consistently criticized the failure of the army to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency under the watch of the previous government.

Yes it is in the interest of the President and the country that the parliament sit down and resolve their problems – free of interference of outsiders because President Buhari would not meddle.

On Monday a suicide bomber hit a military checkpoint on the outskirts of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, in the latest in a string of attacks blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

At least 12 civilians were killed in Cameroon in a suspected Boko Haram suicide attack on Sunday evening, a military source told the BBC.

Since President Buhari was inaugurated in May there has been an increase in militant raids and bombings across Nigeria and neighbouring Chad.

A spokesman for the presidency said replacements would be announced later on Monday.

Nwokeji said next week’s encounter might have pushed Buhari to finally decide how to proceed with the four generals.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced his entire military top brass to boost the fight against Boko Haram militants, as the group continues to launch new attacks.

It’s still unsure what new strategy Buhari will bring to bear against Boko Haram, but he has promised to move the military command center to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

Earlier this year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq and is extending its influence in North Africa and Yemen. “Until his new appointment today, he was the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force which has its headquarters in Ndjamena”, the statement said.

The others are Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan, Chief of Defence Intelligence and Maj.-Gen.

But Badeh, Army head Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, Adesola Amosu of the air force and the navy’s top officer Usman Jibrin were appointed by former president Goodluck Jonathan in January a year ago.

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