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Buhari appoints Farouk Yahaya as new chief of army staff

Mr Yahaya replaces Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who was killed in an aircraft accident last week.

• May 27, 2021
Farouk Yahaya
Farouk 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.

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.

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27 May 2021

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