President Muhammadu Buhari has finally fired service chiefs, a demand made by critics of his administration including the Nigerian Senate.
Rising insecurity led critics to demand their sack. They were pressured to step down according to Mr Buhari.
The president who took the decision today appointed replacement namely: Maj Gen Leo Irabor, CDS, Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO Amao, Air Force.
He congratulated outgoing service chiefs on their efforts to bring enduring peace to the country.
“I have accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. I thank them all for their overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to Nigeria, and wish them well in their future endeavours,” the Nigerian leader said on Twitter.