Nigeria: Security chiefs forced to resign
Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has requested and accepted the resignations of the Defence Minister, Haliru Bello and the National Security Adviser, General Andrew Azazi.
Gen. Azazi will be replaced by retired Colonel Dasuki.
The embattled former National Security Adviser has been criticized severally for the manner he handled the security situation in the country.
His tenure witnessed escalation in deadly bomb attacks by the Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
The Boko Haram, seen as the number one security threat in Nigeria, has killed hundreds in the past 18 months.
Boko Haram, a northeast-based sect mostly targets security forces or authority figures but in the past year has turned its sites on Christian worshipers, attacking churches in an apparent attempt to stoke a wider sectarian conflict.