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Six things you should know about new COAS, Major General Farouk Yahaya

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Major General Farouk Yahaya

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

Yahaya replaced the late General Ibrahim Attahiru who recently died in a fatal plane crash en-route Kaduna State and other senior officers and crew members.

Here are six things you should know about him:

  1. Major General Farouk Yahaya is of Regular Course 37 of the Nigerian Defence Academy
  2. He hails from Zamfara State.
  3. Until his appointment, he was the GOC Div. 1 and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the counter-terrorism counter-insurgency military outfit in the North-East code-named Operation HADIN KAI.
  4. Yahaya took over from Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, who was redeployed to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Senior Research Fellow.
  5. He was also formerly General Officer Commanding Officer of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.
  6. Yahaya was also the Commander of the 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army.

Read Also: BREAKING: Buhari appoints Maj Gen Yahaya new Chief of Army Staff

 

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