Nigerian Military Sacks anti-Boko Haram Commander

Nigerian Army anti- Boko Haram demonstration Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Nigerian Army anti- Boko Haram demonstration Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, the Nigerian military commander who led the fight against Boko Haram, has been sacked.

The Nigerian military chief Mr. Tukur Buratai gave commander Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru a 40 days deadline to catch Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dead or alive, BBC reported.

Sacking Ibrahim as the leader of the military’s anti-Boko Hrama campaign, Nigerian military chief appointed him to an unspecified post.

His redeployment came after a Boko Haram led mosque bombing in the last month left around 50 people dead.

Boko Haram has been ravaging the Nigerian lives since 2009 when the group launched terrorist campaign to oust the Nigerian government.

The group seeks to establish a so-called Islamic regime in Nigeria. In its attacks since 2009, thousands of people have been killed.

After years of groping with the situation Boko Haram created, the Nigerian government finally declared the technical defeat of Boko Haram in 2016.

But the Boko Haram activities never really stopped. Ever since the government’s declaration of Boko Haram defeat, many more people died in Nigeria because of the group’s atrocities.


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