Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru – Biography 2021

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Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru

Following the resignation of the former service chiefs, the president of the federal republic of Nigeria (Mr.) Muhammadu Buhari appointed new service chiefs.

Among these service chiefs was Ibrahim Attahiru. He is now the current Chief of Army Staff.

His appointment was on Tuesday the 26th of January 2021. The position of the Chief of Army Staff is always occupied by a four-star Chief. Mr Ibrahim Attahiru who is one of the four-star chiefs now occupies the position.

The president who was not ready to change the service chiefs he appointed in 2015 had to make the announcement.

There is no doubt that this announcement shocked a lot of people but the deed had to be done.

To know more about the appointment of this service chief, read more. This post will also let you know what cause the appointment of this service chief.

The biography of Ibrahim Attahiru is in this write-up. Don’t miss out on any detail of this post as all details found in this post are very important facts about him.

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru

Reasons for the Appointment of New Service Chiefs

The service chiefs passed the retirement age kept for the public service commission. Since the president was not ready to change them, they took to resign by themselves.

The lapses that the Nigerian security has suffered in the hands of Boko Haram are being blamed on Buhari’s consistency of not changing the service chiefs and bringing in able hands.

The put an end to the Boko Haram terrorists was promised by the retired Service chiefs. Unfortunately, they could not complete that line of action.

On the 27th of January, 2021, the president’s spokesperson signed the statement that showed the resignation of this service. This statement also saw Ibrahim Attahiru to the present position he is at.

New service chiefs for naval staff, defence and air force appointments were done alongside with him.

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His appointment was done by the president himself in the person of, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on the 26th of January, 2021

The President’s Charge

The new appointed Service Chiefs received a warm congratulation by the president in their new appointment.

He said that the service chiefs are in to make a change in his administration as he is also working towards it.

The president also promised to do all in his power to make sure that all Nigerians recognizes the efforts of the service chiefs.

He went further to remind them on the stage the military was in when he was first elected as the president in 2015 and the stage their predecessors have left them in.

The president reminded them of their promise to secure the country, revive the nation’s economy and most importantly fight corruption.

Since Buhari came into power, his mission has been to eliminate corruption and he is ready to continue with this programme together with his new service chiefs.

The Mr president also charged them to look into the activities of the officers in their control. He told them to make them look good enough and also as professionals that they are.

They are also to make sure the officers under them be of good conducts not only to their superiors but also to other citizens of the country.

The president finally promised to make sure all their needs to make an impact in their different duty post will be rendered to them as long as it is for the good of our great nation, Nigeria.

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About Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru

Background/Education of

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru was born on the 10th of August, 1996.

He is from Doka in Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Atttahiru is a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy and a member of Regular Course 35.

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Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru also has other educational qualifications. Some of them include Armed Forces Command and Staff College and the Nigerian Army School of Infantry.

Chief started his cadets’ training in the year 1984 in the month of January. He met his commission into the rank of Second Lieutenant as an infantry officer in December 1984.

The Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru has met a good number of appointments both on the Staff, Instructional and in the Command course aspect of his military career.

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru Military Life

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru on September 2000 got into the British Army Operations Barras with the United Nations as a military observe while in Sierra Leone.

This was the period where he facilitated the United Kingdom military engagement. He got to the position of an Operations Officer and later to the Company Commander in NIBATtT19 ECOMOG Operations while in Liberia.

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru was formerly the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole until he relieves from the position in 2017.

The relieve was due to an allegation against him as he failed to bring to an end the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru was also the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of Nigerian Army before his new appointment.

He got he relieve from this position when he failed to destroy Boko Haram and capture their leader as he was commanded by his then-boss the former Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

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The Shocker News on Chief of Army Staff

Many are still in shock by the declaration of President Buhari of his new Chief of Army Staff.

No one expected that of all the people competing for the position that Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru will be among them.

Nevertheless, luck has finally smiled at him as he has once again risen to the top of the army.

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Many do not think of him as competent personnel for the present position he is acquiring. This thought is due to what transpired in his former office which led to his being sack.

Quite well enough, the position his boss sacked him from is now the position he is occupying.

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru is to assume his new position and join in the fight against terrorism.

He has experience in the field of terrorism a lot as he has led an army to war against terrorists before. Although the operation was unsuccessful, he is now set for a change.

This information is to bring to your knowledge the shocking military history of the new Chief of Army Staff.

It has now occurred that the position that sacked him is what he is now handling. Many in a shocking state by the president’s decision but cannot do anything to reverse it.

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