Nigeria

Defence minister sacked


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President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed his defence minister and security adviser over their failure to combat the increasingly bloody attacks in the north of the country by the Boko Haram Islamist group on Christian targets.

A replacement for the Minister of Defence, Dr Bello Haliru Mohammed is expected later today. Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel has replaced General Andrew Azazi as the new National Security Adviser.

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