Buhari 5 things President told service chiefs at decoration ceremony

The military chiefs were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 13 and confirmed by the Senate on August 4.

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President Muhammadu Buhari decorates new service chiefs on August 13, 2015. play

President Muhammadu Buhari decorates new service chiefs on August 13, 2015.

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on August 13, 2015, decorated Nigeria’s new service chiefs.

President Muhammadu Buhari decorates new service chiefs on August 13, 2015. play

President Muhammadu Buhari decorates new service chiefs on August 13, 2015.

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The military chiefs were appointed by Buhari on July 13 and confirmed by the Senate on August 4.

President Muhammadu Buhari decorates new service chiefs on August 13, 2015. play

President Muhammadu Buhari decorates new service chiefs on August 13, 2015.

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Here are 5 things the President told the service chiefs - General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin , Chief of Defence Staff; Lt-General Tukur Y. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar , Chief of Air Staff – at their decoration ceremony:

President Muhammadu Buhari decorates new service chiefs on August 13, 2015. play

President Muhammadu Buhari decorates new service chiefs on August 13, 2015.

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  1. He charged them to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents within three months.

  2. He urged them to ensure that armed banditry, kidnapping, and other forms of criminality are also phased out.

  3. He also advised the military chiefs to be accountable for both the men and equipment placed under their command, in the course of carrying out their assignment.

  4. He asked them to re-professionalise the military and ensure troops are well trained and equipped before going to battle.

  5. He urged the service chiefs to protect innocent civilians and respect the rights of combatants in order to earn the support of local and international communities.

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