Amid calls for their sack, Buhari meets with service chiefs


President Muhammadu Buhari met with Nigeria’s service chiefs in a closed door meeting on Monday.

Those in attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, also attended the meeting believed to centre on security challenges.

With the spike in violence across the country there have been growing calls for the president to relieve them of their posts.  There was no sign that would be happening as the president held his “special consultation” with them.

The service chiefs passed through the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, on their way out. Buratai was the last sighted leaving about 3.55 pm yesterday.