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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Aftermath of Jaji bombings, Military chiefs fired.

The Defence Headquarters in Abuja has announced the sacking AVM Abdullahi Kure, the commandant of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna State and Corps Commander, Major-General Mohammed Isa was also sacked.

Sahara Reporters say their sack follows last Sunday bombing of the St. Andrews Military Protestant Church at the Army base leading to the death of 15 persons as two car bombs exploded minutes apart during a church service.

The Defence Headquarters spokesperson, Col. Mohammed Yerima said in a statement that Air Vice Marshal EE Osim is to replace Air Vice Marshal Kure as Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) while Maj Gen KC Osuji will act as Corps Commander, Infantry, Jaji.

The statement also stated “An inquiry raised by defense headquarters to unravel the circumstances that led to the bomb explosion which rocked Saint Andrew’s protestant church at the Jaji Military Command in Kaduna state last week. Air Vice Marshall Kure and Major-General Isa will be redeployed by their respective services.”

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