The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff, according to a press release made available to this medium by the Acting Defence Information Officer, Brigadier General Onyrmaechi Nwachukwu. 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.
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Onyrmaechi Nwachukwu Brigadier General
Acting Director Defence Information
27 May 2021