Breaking... Meet the new chief of Army staff


Nigeria has a new Chief of Army Staff. He is Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.

​He takes over from Major General Tukur Buratai, who served in the position for five years.

​His major job is to continue in leading the war against Boko Haram.

​Here are four things to know about the new Chief of Army Staff.

​Major General Ibrahim Attahiru was a former commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the code name for the special military operation against insurgency in North East Nigeria.

​He was in charge of the 82 Division, Nigerian Army.

​He was appointed to lead the offensive against Boko Haram in the North-East in May 2017.

​He was sacked in July 2017 following series of increase in attacks and suicide bombings carried out by Boko Haram using young girls under his command. He was then replaced with another general, Nicholas Rogers


​Source: The Nation

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