Nigerian Army sacks Boko Haram war commander

07 December, 2017, 16:36 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Nigerian Army sacks Boko Haram war commander

The Nigerian Army has replaced the theatre commander of the troops fighting the Boko Haram sect, Ibrahim Attahiru, after half a year following a string of insurgency attacks despite years of official claims the group has nearly been defeated.

Usman said: "It is true that a new commander has been appointed for Operation Lafiya Dole".

Punch reports that Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has been replaced by Maj.

The Nigerian Army has removed Maj. -Gen. Rogers Nicholas, military sources said yesterday.

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The former theatre commander, who was deployed to Army Headquarters, is to now serve as deputy Chief of Policy and Planning.

Among the perceived shortcomings of the outgoing commander was the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram in the North-East, which had lately led to attacks on military bases, the most recent being in the Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State.

Military sources disclosed that prior to his redeployment, the new Theatre Commander, the Chief of Logistics at Army Headquarters, in Abuja.

A University don, Dr. Mai Jalo Hassan, observed that he has not seen the kind of relationship between the media and the theatre command of operation during General Attahiru's days as it played out during the era of General Lucky Irabor.

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