Buhari appoints Yahaya as new army chief

President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff to replace late Lt.-General Ibrahim Attahiru who died recently. 

The appointment was conveyed to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday by the Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.

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

He currently the Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named  Operation HADIN KAI.

Details later…

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