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Troops kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents, recovers ammunition in Borno

07 December 2017

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

Following to resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in the North-east, Major General Attahiru Ibrahim has been removed from his position as the Theatre Commander of the Lafiya Dole operation.

Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Olatokunbo Adesanya, who made the disclosure in a statement yesterday, said the suspected terrorists were hit while gathering in a building at Bogumeri. Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the sack of the Ibrahim. "I can confirm the appointment".

Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas former Chief of Logistics at the Army Headquarters, Abuja has been appointed to replace him.

In May, he took over the theatre command from Lucky Irabor who is now coordinating the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

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Two houses near the seashore at Ullal were completely destroyed by the waves while another one was partially damaged. The defence minister later met the chief minister and senior officials and assured all help from the Centre.

Recall that Major General Lucky Irabor is now the Force Commander of the Multi-national Joint Taskforce fighting to clear Boko Haram, cross border bandits and other criminal elements in the Lake Chad Basin Commission countries.

"Meanwhile, troops of 202 Battalion, Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, in the early hours of Monday, ambushed unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists along Sabsawa axis".

Ibrahim is expected to resume as Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans at the Army Headquarters.

Although the reason for the removal was not stated, it was learnt that the redeployment was connected with the most recent Boko Haram attacks in the Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, in which at least 18 persons were killed. 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.

The police in Borno had said 53 others were injured and had been evacuated to the medical facility.

Troops kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents, recovers ammunition in Borno