President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked Nigeria’s service chiefs and appointed new ones.
This was disclosed by presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, in a message on his twitter handle @abati1990.
“President Jonathan has appointed new Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs. Air Marshal Alex Badeh now CDS. Details shortly..” he tweeted.
Mr. Abati said the former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh, has been appointed the Chief of Defence Staff. He replaces Admiral Ola Ibrahim.
He is yet to announce the names of the new heads of the Army, Navy and Air Force.
There had been speculation the service chiefs would be replaced following their inability to curtail the deadly activities of the extremist Boko Haram sect.