The President of Nigeria Mohammed Buhari during the election campaign promised to end the militants “Boko Haram” and the ongoing war threatens his chances of re-election.
On 10 November, the government of Nigeria has appointed a new commander who must lead the operation against the militants “Boko Haram”, reports Reuters.
This is the fifth commander in less than two years.
The Agency notes that the current President of Nigeria, Mohammed Buhari, in the framework of the election campaign in 2015, promised to end the Boko Haram and the ongoing militant attacks may prevent his reelection in February 2019.
The previous commander major General Abba, dicko led the operation against Boko Haram since July of this year and transferred to the civil Affairs Department.
In Nigeria since 2009, the radical Islamists of Boko Haram is waging an armed struggle against the government. Their goal is the creation of a Sharia state in West Africa.
Since 2010, the militants killed about 20 thousand people, 2.6 million people became refugees because of the actions of Boko Haram.
In August 2018 as a result of attack of militants on a military base in northeast Nigeria killed about 30 soldiers.