As research continues for the next leader of the Nigerian Army following the demise of the Chief of the Army (CoAS), Lieutenant Gen. Gen. Ibrahim Atharairu, the permutations are on the effort of zero on a final choice.
Attahiru and 10 others died Friday in an aircraft accident involving Beachcraft Air Force Beachcraft aircraft from Nigerian Air Force to Kaduna.
A new CoA had to be named between today and tomorrow, according to sources familiar with ongoing consultations on the issue.
About five senior military officers were envisaged for the post, the daily confidence gathered, people close to senior officers lobbying key government officials for their privileged persons.
Among the senior senior officers of the top job are; Maj.-Gen. Shift. Ibrahim Manu Yusuf, Gen. Danjuma Ali-Keffi, Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Ahanotu, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, Maj.-Gen Faruk Yahaya and Maj.-Gen. FIDELIS AZINTA.
Factors are now weighed in favor and against each senior officer considered.
The chief of exploitation of the army, Maj.-Gen. Yusuf is considered to be highly considered for its previous exploits as Commander of the Force, Multinational Joint Working Group (MNJTF) and General Officer Commander 7 Division.
But a major hooking against his choice, according to the sources, is his arrival of Yobe, the state like the Inspector General of the Police, Usman Baba.
Like Yusuf, Maj.-Gen. Sirham, which is an accredited military officer and responsible for many successes recorded by the army, has the disadvantage of coming from the same state (Kano) as Minister of Defense, Maj.-Gen. Bashir SHAP (RDT) and the Naval Chief of Staff (CNS), vice-admiral Awwal Gambo.
In their case, the maj-generals Ahanotu and Azinta, the head of policies and plans (COPP) and physical training, respectively, are also taken into account for their experience and seniority at the service. There are, however, indications that the President can not choose either while the sources of Villa Aso said he could opt for a northern agent.
However, it is invited President Buhari to look beyond the ethnic and religious origins of the eligible agent to settle for a new head of the army.
Maj.-Gen. Ali-Keffi, the Commander General Officer (GC) 1 Division, Kaduna, who is considered strong for the post to be considered limited by the number of senior officers in front of him, with some people who argue that This might not see the land for losing many experienced hands in the process.
A source of rooting for him, however, argued that seniority should not be a trunk as many great generals having been restated in the manner of Pave so that the candidate favored emerger as COA.
“When Dambazau has been named Coas, more than 30 general generals have been removed. When the ihejirika, minima and even buratai have been appointed, the army retired about 30 or more generals every time, “he said, pleading unaffected because of the sensitivity of the question.