Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has named Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), succeeding General Ibrahim Attahiru, who was killed in a plane crash en route to Kaduna State alongside other senior officers and crew members.
Prior to his appointment, Major General Farouk was GOC Division. 1 and the Theatre Commander of Operation HADIN KAI, a counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency military operation in the North East.
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