Breaking: Buhari appoints Theater Commander as new Chief of Army Staff

Major General Farouq Yahaya

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, a military statement released today said.

Onyema Nwachukwu, a Brigadier General and Acting Director Defence Information disclosed this in a press statement.

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.

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