General Yahaya replaces Attahiru as new Army chief

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), replacing Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru who recently died in an air mishap alongside several military officers, a statement by the Defence Information said.

General Yahaya until his appointment was General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.

He was also the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code-named Operation HADIN KAI.

The Ravens NG reports that public expectations on the new military chief are high considering the energies put into the fight against terrorism and banditry by the late General Attahiru.

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