Nigeria appoints new head of multinational force on Boko Haram

2015-07-30 12:43
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Abuja - Nigeria has named a general to lead the new multinational task force to fight Boko Haram Islamists, the military said on Thursday.

Major General Iliya Abbah, who previously headed military operations in the oil-rich Niger Delta, will head the new force, a military spokesperson said.

The new force replaces the regional offensive that has scored a number of victories against the jihadists since February.

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