In a manner that seemed to shock millions of Nigerians , President Muhammadu Buhari today sacked the present crop if service chiefs replacing them with a new set of officers.
This was made known to Nigerians via Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, who broke the news on this afternoon.
The new service chiefs are Leo Irabor, a major-general of the Nigerian army, chief of defence staff; I Attahiru, chief of army staff; A Z Gambo, chief of naval staff; and I O Alao, chief of air staff.
He wished the former service chiefs all the best in their endeavour.
Nigerians may recall that owing to the poor run of the military in tackling a number of conflicts such as the Boko Haram menace and the recent spate of banditry, Nigerians all over had called for the sacking of the service chiefs.
realpoliticsnigeria.ng will later in bring you more details concerning the recent shakeup in the military.