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Buhari appoints Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff


The President, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (CAOS) to replace the late General Ibrahim Attahiru who died recently.

WUZUPNIGERIA reports that Attahiru alongside other senior officers and crew members died in a fatal plane crash en-route Kaduna State along with other senior officers and crew members.

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Military spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, who announced Yahaya’s appointment in a statement on Thursday, noted that until his appointment, Yahaya was GOC Div. 1 and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counterterrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code-named Operation HADIN KAI.