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    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

    This is according to a statement signed and released on Thursday by military spokesperson Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.

    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, the statement said.

    His appointment comes days after the immediate past army chief, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru died in a Kaduna air-crash along with 10 other military officials.

    The full statement read:

    PRESS RELEASE

    PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF

    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.

    Please disseminate this information to the general public through your news medium.
    Thank you for your cooperation.

    ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
    Brigadier General
    Acting Director Defence Information
    27 May 2021

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