New Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria

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New Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria , Major General Faruk Yahaya , finally made the list .

ALSO READ : 7 Things To Know About Major General Faruk Yahaya, New Chief Of Army Staff

The search for a replacement to Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has begun.

While on an official trip, Attahiru and other military officers died in a jet crash near the Kaduna airport on Friday evening. On Saturday, they were laid to rest.

Brig-Gen. Kuliya, the Chief of Military Intelligence, and Brig-Gen. Olayinka, the Provost Marshall, were among those killed.

5  possible New Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria to replace late Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru

1. Major General Danjuma Ali-Keffi

Major General Danjuma Ali-Keffi, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Nigerian Army’s 1st Division in Kaduna, is rumoured to be the next COAS.

However, Ali-Keffi, a Nasarawa native, is not among the Army’s most senior officers. He is surrounded by more than 30 Major Generals.

President Muhammadu Buhari is unlikely to allow hundreds of generals to retire in one fell swoop at a time when Nigeria is at war with terrorists and Bandits.

Beyond seniority, a senior military commander told Ejes Gist Nigeria Correspondent that several considerations are examined when service chiefs are appointed.

New Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria

“The President has the authority to choose anyone he wants, or choose someone recommended by the Minister of Defense. Apart from seniority, officers must have a solid understanding of military operations and intelligence,” he stated.

Other Officers  are being evaluated.

New Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria

2.

Major General Ben Ahanotu of Regular Course 35 from Anambra State is the Chief of Policy and Plan. He led the operation that apprehended Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf and his followers in their Maiduguri hideout in 2009 before handing them over to the police.

3. Major General AM Aliyu

Another operative officer is of Gombe State’s Regular Course 36. He is the Chief of Administration and former Director Foreign Liaison at the Defence Intelligence Agency. He was responsible for processing intelligence for military operations.

New Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria

4. Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf

Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf of Regular Course 37 from Yobe State. He is Chief of Operation and previous Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) (MNJTF). Yusuf, who was previously the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, taught at the Nigerian Defence College (NDC), Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), and Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre (NAPKC) in Jaji.

5. Major General Faruk Yahaya

Major General Faruk Yahaya of Zamfara State’s Regular Course 37. He is currently the Theatre Commander Operation in the North-East and was previously the General Officer Commanding Officer of 1 Division.

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