The new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru is coming into office with several baggages, chief of them being his sack by his predecessor, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, for operation inefficiency as Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole battling the Boko Haram insurgency and allegation of genocide in which over 140 persons died in Delta and Anambra States.
Attahiru was appointed as Chief of Army Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside other Service Chief on Tuesday following the resignation of the incumbents with immediate effect.
Attahiru, who succeeded Irabor as the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole in 2017, was removed by Buratai following several victories over troops under his watch, especially in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, which served as the operational base of the troops.
The marching order given to Attahiru by Buratai was for him to capture dead or alive the then leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau in 40 days.
Aside not capturing Shekau, the successes recorded by Boko Haram Terrorists increased, he was was also accused of being part of a genocide that led to the death of over 140 persons.
This was when he was the Acting General Officer Commanding, 82 Division in 2015.
Attahiru hails from Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State and was a member of the Regular Course 35 of the Nigerian Defence Academy.
He has also recorded huge success under his leadership while Commanding various formation of Nigerian Army.