President Muhammadu Buhari has given the new service chiefs an ultimatum of three months to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the country.
He issued the ultimatum at the presidential villa in Abuja during the decoration of the new service chiefs on Thursday.
He charged them to be accountable for all men and equipment under their command, with the welfare of the troops uppermost in their minds.
The President also pledged to give them the needed support, while charging them to protect innocent civilians as well as respect the rights of combatants to earn the support of Nigerians and the international community.
Recall that the new service chiefs were appointed on July 13 and confirmed by the senate on August 4.
They are Abayomi Olonishakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff; Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff; and Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff.