Army Replaces Commander in War Against Boko Haram After Six Months

Army Replaces Commander in War Against Boko Haram After Six Months

Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the sack of the Ibrahim.

Attahiru, who took over from Major General Leo Irabor, the now Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force, was at different times, Director of Administration, Defence Headquarters and General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division, Enugu.

Maj Gen Attahiru Ibrahim was appointed to lead the offensive against Boko Haram in the north-east in May this year.

"Troops of 202 Battalion, Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE at the early hours of Monday Dec.4, sprang an ambush on unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists along Sabsawa axis".

Attahiru's sacking comes as Boko Haram steps up attacks in the northeast of the country, the latest being a suicide bombing at a mosque in Adamawa State which killed some 50 worshippers.

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Army chief Gen Tukur Buratai gave him a deadline in July to deliver Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dead or alive within 40 days.

The dead included soldiers and an oil exploration team.

Borno State Governor Ibrahim Shettima said the government's long-term plan is to corral civilians in fortified garrison towns - effectively ceding the countryside to Boko Haram.

His replacement has been named as Nicholas Rogers, who until recently has been involved in the Nigerian military's attempt to pacify ethnic skirmishes in the central region.

The new Theatre Commander was, until his appointment, the Chief of Logistics at Army headquarters in Abuja.

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