BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints New Chief of Army Staff
Major Gen Farouk Yahaya has been appointed as new Chief of Army Staff by President Buhari – Yahaya’s appointment comes days after the death of ex-COAS Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash – Until his appointment as COAS, Yahaya was the GOC 1 Division of the Nigerian Army
President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army
This was disclosed in a brief statement released by the Defence Headquarters and sighted by Legit.ng on Thursday afternoon, May 27. Prior to 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 northeast code-named Operation HADIN KAI.