Attahiru resumes as chief of army staff

Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru on Thursday resumed duty as the new chief of army staff.

The handover ceremony was held at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

Attahiru takes over from Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai who resigned on Monday.

Attahiru is expected to lead the army in a resurgent fight against terrorism particularly in the northern part of the country.