BREAKING: Buhari appoints new Chief of Army Staff +His identity, antecedent


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

Yahaya, described as a gallant soldier, replaces Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an air crash in Kaduna last Friday.


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Attahiru who died alongside 10 other officers in the plane crash was buried on last Saturday.

Prior to his appointment, Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North-East, code named Operation HADIN KAI.

A terse statement by the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Oyema Nwachuku, said on Thursday.

Details Later…

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