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Insecurity: Presidency defends ex-service chiefs, says they didn’t fail

 Insecurity: Presidency defends ex-service chiefs, says they didn’t fail 

File photo: Buhari and service chiefs

The Presidency, on Tuesday, says the fact that four service chiefs had to leave today does not mean that they have failed, adding that it was

only time to inject fresh energy in the fight against terrorism and other security challenges confronting the country.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), spoke on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH.

“The fact that they have to leave today does not mean they have failed. No, I wouldn’t think so. It is just that it is time to have fresh energy, fresh blood and fresh ideas in the theatre of battles where the military is involved in the country,” he said, noting that his principal commended the outgoing service chiefs.

After much pressure from Nigerians for the President to bring in fresh hands to pilot the country’s anti-terrorism war especially against Boko Haram in the North-East, Buhari announced the appointment of four new service chiefs on Tuesday.

The new service chiefs are Major-General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao as Chief of Air Staff.



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