BREAKING: President Buhari appoints Yahaya  as new chief of army staff

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BREAKING: President Buhari appoints Yahaya as new chief of army staff

The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  President  Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General  Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

The announcement was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Acting Director Defence Information.

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.’