Nigeria has a new Chief of Army Staff called Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.
He takes over from Major General Tukur Buratai, who served in the position for five years.
General Ibrahim Attahiru is from Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State and a member of the Regular Course 35 of the Nigerian Defence Academy.
His major job is to continue leading the war against Boko Haram.
Date of Birth
August 10, 1966
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, until his appointment as the Chief of Army Staff, was the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army.
He was appointed by Buhari to lead the offensive against Boko Haram in the North-East in May 2017.
He was however redeployed by the then Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai after a string of attacks by the insurgents, including after giving him a deadline in July to deliver Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dead or alive within 40 days.
He was also a former Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
He took over from Major General Leo Irabor.
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