By Damilola Adeyemo
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the new service chiefs of his prayers during their meeting in Aso villa on Wednesday and also charged them to be loyal to the cause.
In a statement, Buhari , said “victory comes from the divine powers”.
“In terms of equipment and other logistics, we are doing our best and will do more. Give officers you can trust command, and support them. Respect seniority and intellectualism, but also use people who can deliver, those who show courage and leadership qualities.
“I will be praying for you. I assure you of that.”
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina further added that the president advised the service chiefs to give responsibilities to trusted hands while charging them to be loyal and patriotic.
According to THE PUNCH, the failure of the immediate-past service chiefs to conquer the insurgents had ignited the clamour for their removal and replacement with fresh hands.
For over 10 years, the Boko Haram terror group has killed hundreds of Nigerians in the North-East. The sect had also burnt down and bombed scores of villages as well as churches.
The Nigerian Army and the Presidency had at several times claimed the group had been ‘technically defeated’ and ‘weakened’ but the Abubakar Shekau’s bloodthirsty faction continues to strike with daring effrontery and crude savagery.
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