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Thursday, 27 May 2021

President Buhari Appoints New Chief Of Army Staff To Replace Late Attahiru


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


Yahaha will replace Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the former Chief of Army Staff who was killed along with 10 other military officers in a plane crash in Kaduna. 


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.

 

Here are a few things to know about the new army boss:

1. Before his appointment, he was the Theatre Commander of the counter-terrorism military outfit in the North-East which is code-named operation Hadin Kai.


2. Yahaya was the former General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna.


3. He is a a member of Regular Course 37.


4. He is from Zamfara State.


5. He is the 22nd Chief of Army Staff. 


6. He has also held the position of Military Secretary (Army). 


7. He was also Commander of 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Benin, Edo State.

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