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Title: Nigerian president replaces top military chiefs in overhaul
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URL Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/worl ... haul/ar-BB1d6Y0U?ocid=msedgntp
Published: Jan 26, 2021
Author: AFP
Post Date: 2021-01-26 11:52:28 by BTP Holdings
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Nigerian president replaces top military chiefs in overhaul

AFP | January 26, 2021

Nigerian president replaces top military chiefs in overhaul

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday replaced the country's top military commanders after months of political pressure over his response to worsening security.

a truck driving down a dirt road: Nigeria's military has battled an insurgency by the Islamist group Boko Haram for more than a decade© Audu Marte Nigeria's military has battled an insurgency by the Islamist group Boko Haram for more than a decade

Buhari, a former army general first elected in 2015, came to power vowing to tackle Nigeria's long jihadist insurgency in the northeast, but his armed forces have struggled to defeat the militants.

"President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the service chiefs," a presidency statement said, referring to the chief of defence staff and the chiefs of the army, navy and air force.

The statement did not give any reasons for the overhaul of the top ranked commanders, but the army has suffered some recent blows and opposition leaders and even some Buhari allies have been pushing for his government to revamp the military command.

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Poster Comment:

I saw a picture of a couple of Boko Haram wearing crossed bandoliers. They were stylin' just like gang bangers in Chicago would style their sweaters.

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