President Jonathan sacks Anti-Terrorism Czar


Available information indicates that the President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan have begun the gradual revamp of the security agencies of Nigeria. This is as gathered that the President has acted to release the National Coordinator on Anti-Terrorism, Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim, a renowned former intelligence chief who was originally appointed to the post in January 2011. Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim hails from Katsina State.

Ambassador Zakari will be replaced by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. Sarkin Yakin Bello.  Maj. Gen. Bello is experienced in matters concerning militancy. He had served as the Commander of the Joint Task Force (Operation Restore Hope) in the Niger Delta and as the Commander of Operation Flush Out III in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.



  1. A good move in the right direction. Only that it’s not a perfect step considering man’s imperfection. Only God will guarantee perfect security. I advise that security agents should not be sacked indiscriminately, rather let them undergo some level of discipline. There’s a wider security lapses in the country because some issues have been taken for granted by govt and citizens of the nation. The frequent security lapses in Plateau is getting out of hand. Security should be withdrawn their given the fact that people there do no longer have confident in the task of the security agents because of complicity. This should be done immediately.


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