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Boko Haram: Buhari Swears-in Service Chiefs, Gives 3-Month Ultimatum

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 13, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday charged the new service chiefs to halt the bloody reign of the Boko Haram in northern Nigeria within three months.

The President gave the charge when he swore them in Thursday at the Presidential Villa.

”You need to brace up and continue to team up with other stakeholders to come up with a well coordinated joint effort which will bring a desired end to these insurgencies within three months.

“The activities of these misguided groups and individuals have resulted in wanton destruction of lives and properties of our citizens and a disruption of social economic lives of millions of Nigerians.

“In particular you must protect innocent civilians and respect the rights of combatants,” he said.

THEWILL recalls that the President appointed the service chiefs on July 13, 2015.

They are: Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin – Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General T.Y. Buratai – Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas – Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar – Chief of Air Staff; Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan – Chief of Defence Intelligence and Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) – National Security Adviser.