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The Senator Bukola Saraki-led Senate has confirmed the appointment of new military chiefs by president Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari on July 13, appointed new service chiefs for Nigeria’s armed forces, which include;  Maj-Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj-Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff and  Rear Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff.

Air Vice-Marshal Sadique Abubakar was appointed the new Chief of Air Staff, while Air Vice-Marchal Monday Morgan was named Chief of Defence Intelligence.

The president also appointed retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno as National Security Adviser.

After hours of screening of the military officials on Tuesday, August 4, the senate formally confirmed the appointments.

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, urged the new service chiefs to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency and oil theft in the country.

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