27.05.2021 news BREAKING: Buhari Appoints Farouk Yahya as New Chief of Army Staff

Published 27th May, 2021

By Ibrahim Adeyemi

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya to succeed late General Ibrahim Attahiru as the new Chief of Army Staff.

Before his appointment as the COAS, General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the Theatre Commander of the Operation Hadin Kai, a counter-terrorism and insurgency military outfit in the North East.

Yahya was announced as the new COAS in statement signed and released by military spokesperson Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.

His appointment comes days after the immediate past army chief, Ibrahim Attahiru, died in the crash of a military helicopter along with 10 other senior military officials.

Published 27th May, 2021

By Ibrahim Adeyemi


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