President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has fired his top general for failing to stop militant attacks, reports Agence France-Presse.
On Thursday, Kabore appointed Brig. Gen. Moise Miningou to replace Maj. Gen. Oumarou Sadou as chief of General Staff. Sadou had held the post for two years.
Miningou previously served as deputy chief of staff of the army and commander of the Central Army Group.
Burkina Faso has suffered a series of deadly attacks at the hands of Al-Qaida-linked militants.