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Breaking: Major General Farouk Yahaya appointed as New Chief of Army Staff

 

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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Mark Andura

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