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Nigeria: Aftermath of Service Chiefs' Appointment

Mass exodus looms in the nation's military hierarchy following the appointment of the new service chiefs, with about 47 generals pencilled for retirement.

p Mass exodus looms in the nation's military hierarchy following the appointment of the new service chiefs, with about 47 generals pencilled for retirement.The source applauded the development, saying the service chiefs will retire along with their principal staff officers and officers commanding.PMB Gives New Service Chiefs Marching Order President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday issued marching orders to the newly appointed service chiefs, saying they must add value to the security situation.The president who met with the service chiefs for the first time since their appointment told them to act fast because expectations are high, even as he assured Nigerians that issues of security will not be politicised.

The new service chiefs appointed on Tuesday include Major-General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting with the president, the CDS, Maj General Irabor said the new service chiefs would work to ensure security of lives and properties.

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