Farouk Yahaya is from Sokoto State
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. Here are things we know about him:
Major General Farouk Yahaya is from Sokoto state.
Yahaya was born on 5 January 1966 in Sifawa, Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
He started his cadet training on 27 September 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on 22 September, 1990.
The 22nd Chief of Army staff is of Regular Course 37 of the Nigerian Defence Academy
He was the General officer commanding 1 division of the Nigerian Army prior to his appointment and also the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counterterrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code-named Operation HADIN KAI.