Troops kill seven insurgents in Borno

Nigeria Army removes Lafiya Dole commander over Boko Haram resurgence

He said: "In furtherance of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on November 24 successfully neutralised a large gathering of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in Bogumeri, Borno State".

Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim as the Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, the code name for Nigeria's military special operation against the Boko Haram insurgent group in North East Nigeria. Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim, and appointed a new Major General to head the military anti-insurgency operation in the North-East.

Until his new appointment, Nicholas was the Chief of Logistics at Army headquarters in Abuja, while Ibrahim is believed to have been redeployed to the Army headquarters as the Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans.

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

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) yesterday said it bombed Boko Haram targets in the Northeast, killing many insurgents through air strikes.

Though there were reports of raids on Boko Haram hideouts and the arrest and killing of some terrorists, more than 50 soldiers, including officers, were killed between May and December.

Some members of staff of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the team were also killed in the brutal ambush.

"During the encounter, the troops neutralized 3 Boko Haram terrorists trying to cross between Tangos".

Months after the army chief had ordered the capture of Shekau, the sect, using four female suicide bombers, attacked Muna Gari, a suburb of Maiduguri, killing about 14 persons.

Also, some police women were captured by Boko Haram fighters after an attack on a convoy they were travelling in.

About 40 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a mosque in Yola.

It was reported that two suicide bombers attacked Biu in southern Borno on Saturday and killed 18 persons in the town's main market.

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