Major Gen Farouk Yahaya has been appointed as new Chief of Army Staff by President Buhari
Yahaya’s appointment comes days after the death of ex-COAS Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash
Until his appointment as COAS, Yahaya was the GOC 1 Division of the Nigerian Army
President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.
This was disclosed in a brief statement released by the Defence Headquarters and sighted by Legit.ng on Thursday afternoon, May 27.
Prior to his appointment, Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.
PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF
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. pic.twitter.com/5Ea8uA6PjK
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) May 27, 2021