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.
PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) May 27, 2021
The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). pic.twitter.com/mWgnpcC5XX
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.
He will be the country’s 26th Chief of Army Staff.