After Senate visit, service chiefs declare war on Boko Haram, disclose plans to end insecurity

After Senate visit, service chiefs declare war on Boko Haram, disclose plans to end insecurity

- The new service chiefs were invited to the Senate for screening on Wednesday

- Defence minister Bashir Magashi was also with them during the plenary

- The service chiefs promised to do everything within their power to ensure that insurgency is defeated

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The newly appointed service chiefs have promised to rejig the security architecture of Nigeria and improve the system as soon as possible.

Speaking separately at their Senate screening during a plenary on Wednesday, February 17, the leaders of Nigeria's armed forces said they will use their wealth of experience in war theatres to end the security crisis in Nigeria. recalls that after months of calls for change in the military leadership, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed new service chiefs on January 26.

After Senate visit, service chiefs declare war on Boko Haram; disclose plans to end insecurity
The service chiefs have declared war on Boko Haram after being screened by the Senate. Credit: Femi Adesina
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They are Leo Irabor, (chief of defence staff) Ibrahim Attahiru (chief of army staff), Awwal Gambo ( chief of naval staff) and Isiaka Amao (chief of air staff).

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This publication also reported that the new security chiefs led by chief of defence staff travelled to the theatres of war in Borno to give a confidence boost to the soldiers at the counter-insurgency operation front.

In their speech on Wednesday, the service chiefs promised to protect the constitution of Nigeria and ensure that insurgency is defeated, Premium Times reports.

Bashir Magashi, minister of defence, who was also at the screening exercise, said:

“I assure you that the Nigerian military is fully aware of our Constitutional role and I have no doubt that the nominees will make this country proud."

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army said it would create a formidable partnership with neighbouring countries including Cameroon and Chad in order to see an end to the insurgency.

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Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff, made this disclosure on Monday, February 8.

Attahiru, who addressed journalists at the Army Super Camp 1 Ngamdu in Yobe state, said he is anxious to end the war against Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements.


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