Buhari appoints Major General  Farouk Yahaya new Chief of Army Staff

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Chief of Army Staff (CAOS) following the recent death of Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash.

Announcing the appointment on Thursday, the Acting Director of Defence Information said in a statement that  “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.”

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