President Buhari appoints Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

Yahaya replaces Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash, alongside 10 other officers on May 21, 2021.

Yahaya was General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.

He is currently the Theatre Commander of the counter insurgency military unit for the restive northeast region, code-named ‘Operation HADIN KAI.’

Yahaya is Nigeria’s 26th Chief of Army Staff.

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