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President Buhari Appoints Major-General Farouk Yahaya as The New Chief of Army Staff

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

The appointment follows the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Attahiru Ibrahim who died in a air crash alongside 10 military officials.

The new appointment was made known on Thursday May 27, 2021 via twitter by Bashir Ahmad.

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Personal Assistant on New Media to @MBuhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

According to a statement signed and released on Thursday by the military spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu ;

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Prior to his appointment Maj Gen 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”.

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