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Buhari appoints Zamfara born Farouk Yahaya as new Chief of Army Staff

Buhari appoints Zamfara born Farouk Yahaya as new Chief of Army Staff

 

President Muhammadu Buhari did not shock Nigerians as he appoints Zamfara State born Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

The appointment was made known in a statement on Thursday by the military spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.

Yahaya was named the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, in April 2020, the military’s anti insurgency campaign in the North-East, recently renamed Operation Hadin Kai.

Part of the statement read; “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”.

Yahaya’s appointment came barely six days after the former Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 officers lost their lives in a plane mishap in Abuja.

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