The military has removed the Theatre Commander of the counter-insurgency operation, Operation Lafiya Dole, in the North East, Maj.
His removal is said to be linked to the seeming inefficiency of his command in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency.
Ibrahim who took over from Maj. Gen.
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.
Though a large number of Boko Haram hideouts were raided and many terrorists including kingpins reportedly killed by soldiers during the period, well over 50 soldiers including officers were killed between May and now.Читайте также: Serena Williams enters for Australian Open
Ibrahim is expected to resume as Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans at the Army Headquarters.
About two weeks ago, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, paid a sudden visit to the Command and Control Centre in Maiduguri. General Tukur Buratai, in August gave a 40-day ultimatum for Ibrahim and his troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram sect, but this is yet to be achieved.
His replacement has been named as Nicholas Rogers, who until recently has been involved in the Nigerian military's attempt to pacify ethnic skirmishes in the central region.
Nicholas was the Chief of Logistics at the Army Headquarters in Abuja before his appointment.
The latter is the former Commander of the special Security Task Force (operation Safe Haven) in Jos.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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