President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed a new Chief of Army staff.

He is Major General Farouk Yahaya.

He will replace Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru who died in Plane Crash on Friday with seven other officers.

Prior to his appointment, Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.

He was the Theatre Commander of the Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East, code named Operation HADIN KAI.

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