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President Buhari appoints new Chief of Army Staff


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has appointed a new Chief of Army Staff after the death of former Chief of Army Staff Attahiru  Ibrahim in that fatal aircraft crash.

Major General Faruk Yahaya  has been appointed as the new Chief of Army Staff. This news was confirmed in a statement signed and released by on Thursday by military spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.

His appointment only comes after barely six months since the last appointment of Chief of Army Staff which was the late General Ibrahim Attahiru.

Prior to this announcement, Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.

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