BREAKING: Trump Sacks US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson A Day After Visiting Buhari

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday sacked U.S. Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson.

The President made this announcement in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @realdonaldtrump

He also immediately announced Director of CIA, Mike Pompeo as the successor.

Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018

Tillerson was on Monday in Abuja, Nigeria on a visit.

He was received by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari welcomed the U.S. top diplomat in company with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, and his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

Mr Tillerson was also accompanied on the visit by his Chief of Staff, Margaret Peterlin; Colonel John Walker, as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington.

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