By Dennis Agbo
Newly appointed Coordinator of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum, SMBF, and immediate past President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has expressed shock and disappointment at President Muhammadu Buhari’s complete ignore of including an Igbo among the newly appointed Service Chiefs.
Nwodo insinuated that Buhari’s action was an obvious expression of disdain on the Igbo people and a statement that suggests that no Igbo is fit to occupy head of any Nigerian security agency.
President Buhari had today sacked Service Chiefs and immediately replaced them with new ones which did not include any Igbo man or woman.
The appointed new Service Chiefs include: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
Nwodo in an immediate and brief reaction to the announcement said “Gen Buhari, thanks for making us in Igboland feel, once more that we are not fit to head any of the Security services.”
He failed to make further remark.