COAS: Buhari appoints Farouk Yahaya as new chief of army staff

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

Yahaha will replace Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru who was killed along with 10 other military officers in a plane crash in Kaduna.

Prior to his appointment, Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.

He was also the incumbent theatre commander of the counter-terrorism military outfit in the North-East code-named Operation HADIN KAI.

Sahara Reporters

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