General Ibrahim Attahiru was born in Doka, Kaduna North Local Government District, Kaduna Province, on August 10, 1966. He attended the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, and the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, among other institutions. He began his cadet training in January 1984 and was commissioned as an infantry officer in December 1986 with Second Lieutenant’s rank.
General Attahiru has served various personnel, educational, and command posts. He served as military personnel for the United Nations in Sierra Leone, where he facilitated the United Kingdom’s military engagement, Operation Barass, in September 2000. In Liberia, he worked as an operations officer and later as a company commander in NIBATT 19, ECO-MOG.
He had the distinct honor of commanding with distinction throughout the Nigerian Army’s chain of command. Commander, 13 Brigade Nigerian Army, and Commanding Officer, 146 Division Nigerian Army (Operation HARMONY IV) in the Bakassi Peninsula (Operation PULO SHIELD) General Officer Commanding, Eighty-two Division Nigerian Army are only a couple of the prominent assignments. Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru’s profile
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He was the Theatre Commander for Operation LAFIA DOLE at one stage (the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency outfit in northeastern Nigeria). According to the documents, with the surrender of various Boko Haram soldiers, he brought relative peace to the area.
He was a unit adjutant in the Nigerian Army’s 7 Battalion, Sarti, before joining the staff. 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Chief of Staff General Staff Officer, Grade 1 Training/Operations, and Staff Duties/Plans at the Nigerian Army’s Headquarters 1, 2, and 81 Divisions.
He was Vice Chief, Military Secretary 2 at AHQ MS (A), and Director, Army Public Relations. Later, at Army Headquarters, he worked as Director of Staff Tasks and Joint Chief of Strategy and Plans. He was equally fortunate to work as Director of Defence Transformation and Creativity and Chief of Defence Operations at the apex organ of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
He worked on the Vertically Integrated Logistics Approach (VILA) program with the US Defense Logistics Agency, bringing the Nigerian Armed Forces closer to operational readiness.
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He had the distinction of teaching at the Nigerian Army Arsenal, the Nigerian Defense College, and the Nigerian Army School of Infantry. After, he served as a squad leader and chief instructor at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Jaji, Kaduna Province.
General Attahiru has had leadership and career growth experiences. Programs at prestigious institutions all over the world. He took the National Defense Management and Security Studies Course at the National Defence College in Kenya and the Basic and Advanced Special/Operations Commando Forces courses at the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Special Forces Academy in Shijiazhuang-Hubei Province, China.
He has researched leadership and defense policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Agha Khan University’s Graduate School of Information and Communication, Bournemouth University’s Emergency Management Center, and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru’s profile
The typical has a long list of accolades and awards to his name. He has a master’s degree in Political Strategy and Policy Studies from the Nigerian Defense Academy, a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and Development from Salford University in the UK, and a Doctoral Diploma in Foreign Studies the University of Nairobi in Kenya. General Attahiru is happily married and the father of a family. Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru’s profile