Maj. General Yusuf Tukur Buratai. The new army chief
According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), the following are the newly appointed Service Chiefs: Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin – Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General T.Y. Buratai – Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas – Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar – Chief of Air Staff.
Others are: Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan – Chief of Defence Intelligence and Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd.) – National Security Adviser.