Nigerian new Chief of Army Staff is dead. He is Major General Ibrahim Attahiru. He died yesterday 21 May in a Military plane crash near Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna State. He took over from Major General Tukur Buratai, who served in the position for five years.
His major job was to continue in leading the war against Boko Haram.
Here are four things to know about the Late Chief of Army Staff.
2. He was in charge of the 82 Division, Nigerian Army.
3. He was appointed to lead the offensive against Boko Haram in the North-East in May 2017.
4. He was sacked in July 2017 following series of increase in attacks and suicide bombings carried out by Boko Haram using young girls under his command. He was then replaced with another general, Nicholas Rogers.