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PRESIDENCY: Service Chiefs wont be sacked

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Those waiting for the Service Chiefs to be fired by President Muhammadu Buhari will have to tarry a while.

The President is not ready to dispense with their services, the Presidency said on Sunday night.

It was learnt that security reports before the President, indicate that “Nigeria is in a war situation”, as a result of which the President is weighing the options before him.

A cross section of ethnic-based groups and others have been mounting pressure on the President to replace the service chiefs to give new impetus to the battle against insurgency.

The renewed spate of killings by bandits in the North and the resurgence of Boko haram attacks have also fueled the agitation for the removal of the service chiefs.

There is a plan to organise a protest on Monday against the service chiefs which the government said is sponsored.

Many people have argued that the service chiefs’ continued stay in office beyond four years, has led to low morale in the military.

But presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said on Sunday that: “Removal or sack of service chiefs does not stop all of what we are experiencing. Whether we like it or not, we are in a war situation. The President and the Commander-In-Chief is seeing things that others cannot see. This is why he deserves the benefit of the doubt.

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