Boko Haram resurgence: Army removes Lafiya Dole commander

Boko Haram resurgence: Army removes Lafiya Dole commander

The Nigerian Army has removed Attahiru Ibrahim as the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the counter-insurgency operation fighting Boko Haram in the North East.

Under Ibrahim’s leadership, the operation failed to meet the 40-day deadline issued by Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, in July, for the capture of Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram.

The military radio in Borno made the announcements on Wednesday. Ibrahim’s removal follows a series of brazen attacks by the insurgents in Borno and Adamawa states that have led to the death of many soldiers and civilians. After taking over from Lucky Irabor in May, Ibrahim was expected to consolidate.

Instead Shekau’s capture, the insurgents attacked the NNPC team exploring for oil at the Lake Chad Basin, killing almost 50 persons and kidnapping three members of the team who were lecturers in the Geography Department of the University of Maiduguri.

Also, some policewomen were captured by Boko Haram fighters after an attack on a convoy they were traveling in.

Agency report

 

 

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