Nigeria's anti-Boko Haram general sacked

Army General leading Nigeria's war against Boko Haram removed

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.

Gen. Attahiru was appointed the theatre commander about six months ago, replacing Maj.

Attahiru, who took over from Major general Leo Irabor, was at different times, Director of Administration, Defence Headquarters and General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division, Enugu.

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The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Attahiru Ibrahim, has been removed from that position.

That plan and the spate of deadly attacks have raised questions about assertions by the government and military that Boko Haram has been wiped out, as well as doubts about Nigeria's ability to retain its sovereign integrity in the Northeast.

Operation Lafiya Dole is at the head of the war against the Boko Haram insurgency.

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His redeployment to an unspecified post follows a string of attacks by the insurgents, including the killing of at least 50 people in a mosque last month.

He has been replaced with another general, Nicholas Rogers, who led a special military and police force to tackle ethnic clashes in the volatile central region.

The new Theater Commander was until his appointment, the Chief of Logistics at Army headquarters in Abuja.

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It was learnt that Ibrahim has been redeployed to the army headquarters, Abuja.

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