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Fighting B/H: Nigerian Army Again Reshuffles Commandant in the North East

Major General Bulama Biu
By Gom Mirian, Abuja 

Nigerian Army has announced yet another set of postings which centred largely around the Boko Haram war in the North-east.

The reshuffle, which took effect from August 14, comes amidst pressure on the military to end the 10-year insurgency that has cost the nation much hardship in human and asset toll.

In a statement made available by army spokesman, top officers affected in the latest exercise include Bulama Biu, a major-general and commander of the Boko Haram war.

He was immediately replaced by AK Ibrahim, a brigadier-general who was transferred from the Army Headquarters to 7 Division Headquarters in Maiduguri.

General Ibrahim was made the theatre commander of Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole and acting-general officer commanding (GOC) of 7 Division, the main formation overseeing the Boko Haram war.

Biu has now been transferred to Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole and Sector 3 Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to act as commander for both units.

The removal of Biu as the GOC of 7 Division and theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole comes two weeks after PREMIUM TIMES reported that he threw a lavish party in the wake of the killing of a colonel, a captain and five other soldiers by insurgents.

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