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I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by ogododo: 12:40pm On Jan 29
The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) , has assured the newly appointed service chiefs of his prayers as they lead the fight against terrorism , especially in Nigeria’ s North - Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
He also advised the service chiefs to give responsibilities to trusted hands , while charging them to be loyal and patriotic .
The Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , stated this in a piece on Friday , titled , ‘ Inside PMB ’ s First Meeting With New Service Chiefs ’ .
Adesina said the President assured the new service chiefs of his prayers and support , adding that “ victory comes from the divine powers” .
But human rights lawyer, Femi Falana ( SAN) , has argued that no level of prayers can win the Boko Haram war , noting that the Federal Government must equip the military to function optimally .
The PUNCH had reported that the President appointed four new service chiefs on Tuesday after much pressure from Nigerians that he bring in fresh hands to pilot the country ’ s anti - terrorism war.

The new service chiefs are Major - General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff ; Major -General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff ; Rear Admiral A . Z Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff ; and Air - Vice Marshal I. O Amao as Chief of Air Staff .
The new service chiefs met with the President on Wednesday at Aso Villa in Abuja and Nigerians expect them to hit the ground running very fast .
Adesina in the piece quoted Buhari as telling the service chiefs , “ You know the stage we were in 2015 , and you know the stage we are now , and the undertakings we made .
“ In terms of equipment and other logistics , we are doing our best , and will do more . Give officers you can trust command , and support them . Respect seniority and intellectualism, but also use people who can deliver, those who show courage and leadership qualities .
“ I will be praying for you . I assure you of that . ”
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The failure of the immediate - past service chiefs to conquer the insurgents had ignited the clamour for their removal and replacement with fresh hands .
For over 10 years , the Boko Haram terror group had killed hundreds of Nigerians in the North- East . The sect had also burnt down and bombed scores of villages as well as churches .
The Nigerian Army and the Presidency had at several times claimed the group had been ‘ technically defeated ’ and ‘ weakened ’ but the Abubakar Shekau ’ s bloodthirsty faction continues to strike with daring effrontery and crude savagery .
A number of video clips had also surfaced online showing soldiers lamenting the lack of equipment to confront the marauding insurgents. Some of the soldiers were later charged and punished for various offences by military authorities .
But Falana said the punishments were unjust, adding the that the government must go after those who siphoned the funds meant to purchase arms to fight the anti - terrorism war.

He, therefore , charged the new military chiefs to prioritise the equipping of the Nigerian Forces to defeat the war on terror .
The rights advocate , who spoke recently on a BBC programme monitored by The PUNCH, said , “ They ( new service chiefs ) should ask for the necessary equipment to fight the war on terror .
“ Right now , the equipment is not there and I am speaking from personal knowledge and experience ; I have defended more military officers and soldiers than any lawyer in Nigeria when it comes to taking them to court martials particularly for those who are alleged to have committed war crimes or those who demanded ammunition to fight the war on terror but who were otherwise charged with mutiny.
“ Some of them are in jail now and we are working to get all of them out now because they ought not to have been sent to jail . Those who stole the money meant for fighting the war on terror , the government has to recover the money and use it to buy weapons to prosecute the war on terror .

“ No prayers can make you win the war on terror . You have to have equipment , you have to motivate the soldiers and honour the ones that lose their lives in the course of fighting the war on terror .
“ You must also take care of their loved ones if they die in the course of fighting the war on terror . The new officers will have to address these if they want to succeed . ”

https://punchng.com/i-will-be-praying-for-you-buhari-tells-new-service-chiefs/

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by ogododo: 12:50pm On Jan 29
GMB too don turn prayer warrior.
Oghene biko!

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by royal231(m): 1:00pm On Jan 29
Na WA for waec ooo

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by TooMuchStuff: 1:03pm On Jan 29
Devil praying for the success for those fighting his own created demons

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Realtord43(m): 1:09pm On Jan 29
Buhari is a clown grin grin

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Kingosytex(m): 1:21pm On Jan 29
Was Bubu not praying for the sacked service chiefs?

Any way Bubu should intensify his prayers, the military should also be properly equipped like Mr Falana SAN pointed out.

Bubu should also quit rewarding the captured terrorists, you can't make terrorism a profitable venture and expect people not to join them...The captured terrorists should be destroyed, they don't deserve a second chance...ideologies don't die. A terrorist will always be a terrorist.

...Terrorism must be defeated.

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Racoon(m): 1:38pm On Jan 29
As if you prayed before appointing them based on your trademark nepotism.An incompetent president praying for an incompetent army chief to do his job.No way.Fire their asses if they failed to perform as you did for Aso Rock security when a shot was mistakenly fired last year that became so hot that Aisha cant stay again.

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by ogododo: 1:57pm On Jan 29
Lalasticlala
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by LoydJ(m): 4:20pm On Jan 29
Definitely God won't ever give you listening Ears except you offered a repentant Prayers to him and turn away from ur demonic and Political sins @ Buhari.

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Nobody: 4:20pm On Jan 29
Nice.. We are praying for them too.. May God Almighty help them...

Meanwhile, to the mods deleting my posts, please I would rather you banned me... Enough of the NONSENSE!

Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Abigirlsuen: 4:21pm On Jan 29
Nonsense

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Tyriq: 4:21pm On Jan 29
O. Y. O

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Baawaa(m): 4:21pm On Jan 29
But human rights lawyer, Femi Falana ( SAN) , has argued that no level of prayers can win the Boko Haram war , noting that the Federal Government must equip the military to function optimally .
The same Falana that want to sue Sunday Igboho for protecting his people. All these people needs prayers grin

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Hndrrxxx(m): 4:21pm On Jan 29
Fool undecided


Sit down one place and kwatinue praying
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by UncleHaba22: 4:21pm On Jan 29
They would have told us to have started praying since 2015 na

Abii him no pray for the past service chiefs??
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by pmc01(m): 4:22pm On Jan 29
cheesy
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by gurunlocker: 4:22pm On Jan 29
But you promised to lead in war front? grin grin grin

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by BusinessCity: 4:22pm On Jan 29
Smh. We all said you didn't have the capacity to lead cows let alone human beings. It's your duty to give them Definitive instructions, blueprints, mandate and not pray for them. Chai
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by ableguy(m): 4:22pm On Jan 29
grin

Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Childrentablets(f): 4:22pm On Jan 29
cool
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by OYENIYIJK: 4:22pm On Jan 29
grin
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by kudinkarfe: 4:22pm On Jan 29
Everybody in naija is a prayer warrior including our presido. We will pray and our economy will change the way China pray for better economy.cool
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by WeRblessed(f): 4:22pm On Jan 29
America and Europe, even Asia and Dubai would not have come this far with just prayers. Buhari please while praying, think, think, think!

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by H0times: 4:22pm On Jan 29

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by BIZNess123(m): 4:22pm On Jan 29
God bless our darling bubu... he has the nation at heart.
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by pointstores(m): 4:22pm On Jan 29
Nawa
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by Lopytall: 4:23pm On Jan 29
Worst president ever
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by lovelylad: 4:23pm On Jan 29
I can't believe this is our president angry

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Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by mamaafrik(m): 4:23pm On Jan 29
When you join MFM,were n measure.......,give them equipment and ammunition , oloshi sombori,Waitooo,why are Fulanis this mumued??
Re: I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs by blinking001(m): 4:23pm On Jan 29
Prayers coming from a president is like a pronouncement from God...watch and see how effective our new service chiefs will be.....more grease to our service chiefs elbows as they go about their duties....we wish them luck.

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