President Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff today, Thursday May 27.
Yahaya takes over from Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an aircraft crash with 10 other military personnel on Friday, May 21.
The new Chief of Staff 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.
Yahaya hailed from Zamfara state and was also the Commander of 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army.
Watch video from his appointment below.
Congratulation sir, Major General Farouk Yahaya as, new chief of army Staff today we have special moment in THEATER OF WAR 👊🤸♂️ pic.twitter.com/3hK5DFDz7r
— G.1⚖ (@Abbakar1030) May 27, 2021