President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of new Chief of Army Staff.

The new person Major General Farouk Yahaya

His appointment follows the death of Attahiru Ibrahim who died in a plan crash.

Making the announcement, the defence Headquarters said the new man is the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.

The statement reads:

“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.”

 

Profile of new COAS, Major General Farouk Yahaya

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya is the news Cheif of Army Staff. He takes over from Late Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash in Kaduna State alongside other 10 officers.

Yahaya is Regular Course 37 and hails from Zamfara state. He’s married with kids.

In 2019, Yahaya lead Operation CLEAN SWEEP that led the clearance operation to flush out bandits in Kuduru forest, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Borno

Major-General Farouk Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Nigerian Army and handed over to Major General Usman Mohammed in April 2020.

In 2020 he was appointed the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Major General Yahaya took over from Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who was redeployed to Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Senior Research Fellow.

Until his appointment, he’s the Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.

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