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The good news now is that,  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the Appointment of , as the New ,

This was revealed by Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, Acting Director, Defence Information, in a statement on Thursday.

 

Following the death of Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff, on Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Major General as the new Chief of Army Staff, as we reported earlier today.

This was revealed by Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, Acting Director, Defence Information, in a statement on Thursday.

A military plane crash in Kaduna killed Attahiru and ten other military officers.

They were on their way to Zaria for the regular recruits’ passing-out parade the next day.

The officers were buried at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja, including three Brigadier Generals.

Here are a few things to know about the new army boss:

1. Before his appointment, he was the Theatre Commander of the counter-terrorism military outfit in the North-East which is code-named operation Hadin Kai.

2. Yahaya was the former General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna.

3. He is a a member of Regular Course 35.

4. He is from Zamfara State.

5. He is the 22nd Chief of Army Staff.

6. He has also held the position of Military Secretary (Army).

7. He was also Commander of 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Benin, Edo State.

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Major General Faruk Yahaya , New Chief Of Army Staff

Buhari Appoints Major General Faruk Yahaya As  New Chief of Army Staff

The nomination of a new Chief of Army Staff has been announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Major- General is the new .

This is according to a statement signed by military spokesperson Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu and released on Thursday.

Prior to his promotion, Major-General Yahaya was the Nigerian Army’s General Officer Commanding 1 Division and the Theatre Commander of Operation HADIN KAI, a counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency military operation in the North East, according to the announcement.

His appointment comes just days after the immediate previous army leader, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten other military personnel were killed in a Kaduna aviation accident.

# Major General Faruk Yahaya , New Chief Of Army Staff

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