Nigerians Say So: Buhari’s New Service Chiefs Are Smarter, Sharper And More Combat Ready


Yesterday, Monday, July 13, President Muhhamadu Buhari announced the sack of all Service Chiefs he inherited from his predecessor. They include, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin and Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. Subsequently the president went ahead to name new Service Chiefs. Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General T.Y. Buratai as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff.

Others include Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar asChief of Air Staff; Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan as Chief of Defence Intelligence.

The president also appointed Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) as the new National Security Adviser taking over from Sambo Dasuki who resigned last week.

Nigerians in several quarters took time to scale both the incoming and outgone Service Chiefs and guess what? They are opined that the outgone are simply port-bellied, old and lack technical ideas due to their age, unlike the incoming whose looks simply depict, smartness, sharpness and combat-ready, which are attributes required for curbing the baptism of killings being carried out by deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram in the Northern Nigerian.

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