Major-General Farouk Yahaya appointed as the New Chief of Army Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. The major general will take over for the recently departed Attahiru Ibrahim.

Bashir Ahmad made this his personal Twitter page on Thursday, May 27, 2021. He wrote; “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, “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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