👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally changed his service chief, five years after they were first appointed.
The Nigerian President, who has spent five years in charge with the same Security Chiefs, although some had been due for retirement months ago, reportedly received the resignation of the former officers today.
Despite, many calls for the termination of their contract, because of the issues to do with insecurity, the President refused, until today when the old guard tendered their resignation letter to the President.
A spokesman of President Buhari has confirmed that new service chiefs have been appointed.
DENISAURUS News understands that President Buhari replaced Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, his Chief of Army Staff with General Ibrahim Attahiru.
Major-General Leo Irabor, a former theatre commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, takes over from General Abayomi Olonisakin as Chief of Defence Staff.
Air Vice-Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao who was enlisted into the Nigerian Airforce in 1984, has been made the Chief of Air Staff.
The President has also appointed Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo as the Chief of Naval Staff.
DENISAURUS News understands that Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu is due to retire on next month.
Police sources have told this paper that there are schemes being made by the likes of Ibrahim Lamorde, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, sacked for corruption.
Mr Lamorde, though removed for corruption, was later promoted and sent to the Special Fraud Units, SFU. The 58 enjoyed further promotions and is now an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG.
Police staff continue to mumble as to why a man who was sacked for corruption remains in the system.
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Likewise, Mr Lamorde’s successor at the EFCC, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, a perennial offender, who was apprehended and investigated for diverting billions in naira and assets, has not yet been prosecuted, despite being indicted by a panel that investigated him.
President Buhari, who was re-elected in 2019, had promised to tackle corruption, insecurity and resolve the unemployment crisis in the country.
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However, Nigeria under the leadership of President Buhari, 77, a former Military General, who was first elected as a civilian President in 2015, has faced security challenges – including recent abduction of school boys at the Government Science Secondary School in Katsina.
The abduction of the boys, which was done on the day the President visited his home town, Daura, Katsina, was seen as the height at which insecurity had increased in the country; therefore leading to an increase in the call for a replacement of the service chiefs.