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BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya As New Chief of Army Staff

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

 

He takes over from Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an air crash last Friday, May 21.

 

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 North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.

 

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PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF

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The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

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 North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.

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ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Acting Director Defence Information

27 May 2021

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