Security analysts have expressed cautious optimism at the appointment of a new military high command for Nigeria. After years of mounting criticism over spreading violence by Islamist insurgents and armed gangs, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari appointed new military heads on Tuesday.
Leo Irabor was named to the powerful Chief of Defence Staff post, which oversees the main military branches.
Armed gangs have surged through Nigeria's northwest since Buhari was first elected in 2015, kidnappers patrol many of the country's roads and conflict between farmers and herdsmen has frequently spiked.
Though welcoming the appointments, Security analysts say President Buhari has to do more to restore confidence in the force. Analyst, Tony Ofoyetan has been speaking to WADR