Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya to replace late Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army staff
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff to replace Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an air crash last Friday.
The Acting Director of Defence Information Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu announced this in a statement on Thursday.
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 (COAS).
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 Counterterrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code-named Operation HADIN KAI.”