UPDATED: Buhari sacks military service chiefs

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked his military high command including the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, sources with knowledge of the development told THEWILL on Monday morning.

The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, was not relieved of his post and will continue in his position, the sources said.

THEWILL gathered that the President this morning placed calls to all the military chiefs informing them of their removal and thanked them for their service to the nation.

The military chiefs are: Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah; Chief of Air Staff, Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu; and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear admiral Usman Jibrin.

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