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Nigeria: Buhari's Sack, Appointment of Service Chiefs Welcome but Late

... says Buhari lost six years of fight against insecurity to former Service Chiefs

says Buhari lost six years of fight against insecurity to former Service Chiefs Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Tuesday, attributed the rising spate of insecurity in the country to the retention, for far too long, of Service Chiefs who were no longer delivering as expected by President Muhammadu Buhari.Frank who was reacting to what he described as the earlier reluctance and eventual sack of the Service Chiefs, as well as appointment of new ones in a statement in Abuja, lamented that despite a whooping one term and a quarter of Buhari's administration (about six years), that the administration "has not achieved any decisive victory against Boko Haram, murderous herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers."While the former Service Chiefs - Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen.He also called on "the International Criminal Court (ICC) to fast track their investigation on the #LekkiMassacre during the #EndSARS protests and ensure that the immediate past Service Chiefs who gave orders for the killing of scores of innocent youths are held to account.

He expressed hope that the new Service Chiefs which include Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I.He called on the new Service Chiefs to shun politics but rather should use their positions to work selflessly for the peace and security of the country.

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