Some naval officers in a Naval Base in the country have celebrated the sack of Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas.
In a viral video on Tuesday, the officers were seen screaming, dancing, and jubilating upon hearing the news of the sack of Ibas and the immediate appointment of his replacement.
The officers also welcomed the appointment of Rear Admiral A Z Gambo as the new Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) to steer the nation’s waterways.
Naija News recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the nation’s service chiefs and immediately appointed their replacements.
The President appointed Maj Gen LEO Irabor as the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj Gen I Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), and AVM I O Amao as Chief of Air Staff (CAS).
This was confirmed on Tuesday in a tweet from presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, in which he also quoted the president as appreciating the outgone service chiefs for their performance.
He wrote: “I have accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. I thank them all for their overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to Nigeria, and wish them well in their future endeavours.
“I have appointed new Service Chiefs. Maj Gen LEO Irabor, CDS, Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO Amao, Air Force. He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country.”
The outgone service chiefs are General Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.