Boko Haram: Army Commander Removed

By Ikenga Chronicles December 6, 2017

Boko Haram: Army Commander Removed

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Attahiru Ibrahim, has been removed from that position.

Ibrahim’s redeployment comes three days after Boko Haram insurgents carried out one of the deadliest attacks on Biu town in Borno, where at least 18 people were killed and 52 others seriously injured.

Ibrahim, a Major General, took over the command of the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the North-east in May 2017.

The former occupant of that position was Lucky Irabor who was redeployed to coordinate the Multi-National Joint Task Force(MNJTF).

Boko Haram attacks appear to have increased since Ibrahim assumed duties with scores of suicide bombings, mostly by teenage girls, occurring between May and December.

Ibrahim has now been replaced by Rogers Nicholas, also a Major General.

The new Theatre Commander was, until his appointment, the Chief of Logistics at Army headquarters in Abuja. Before that, he was Commander of the Special Security Task Force in Jos as well as Chief of Civil Military Affairs at Army headquarters.