Major Gen. Farouk Yahaya is the new chief of Army staff


President Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

Yahaya, a major general, will replace Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a military plane crash alongside 10 other officers last week Friday.

Before his appointment, Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.

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He will be the country’s 26th Chief of Army Staff.

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