Monday, 13 July 2015

President Buhari Sacks service Chiefs, Appoints new Army Officers

Photo: The Nation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday 13 July, 2015, relieved service chiefs of their appointments and replaced them with new ones.

According to The Nation newspaper, the announcement was made by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, while speaking with State House correspondents.

The Service Chiefs who were relieved of their duties include Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah (Chief of Army Staff), Air Vice Marshal Adesola Amosu (Chief of Air Staff), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (Chief of Defence Staff), and Admiral Usman Jibrin.

The new appointments include: 
1. Maj. Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin- Chief of Defence Staff
2. Maj. Gen. T.Y. Buratai- Chief of Army Staff
3. Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas- Chief of Naval Staff
4. Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar - Chief of Air Staff
5. Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan- Chief of Defence Intelligence
6. Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd)- National Security Adviser

Source: The Nation, Punch.

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