Breaking news: Buhari appointments Yahaya as new army chief

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President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.
This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu.
Until his appointment, Yahaya was the Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism, Counter Insurgency in the North East, code named “Operation HADIN KAI.”
He had also served as the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division of the Nigerian Army Kaduna.
The statement said, “The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu 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 replaces the late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died alongside 10 other military officers in an air crash on May 21, 2021, at the Kaduna International airport.

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