“The senior officers sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari had been appointed in January 2014 by his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan when he replaced other service chiefs over their failure to halt the Boko Haram insurgency. There has been a rapid increase in suicide bombing in attacks in recent weeks, not only in Nigeria but also in neighboring countries. Nigerian conflict resolution analyst Anminu Gamawa told DW’s Hausa service that this had shown that ‘there is a need for a new approach, a need for new people with new ideas and that could not happen if he were to retain the service chiefs appointed by his predecessor.’ “
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