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.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Acting Director of Defence Information, Onyema 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.
Farouk will be succeeding late Attahiru who recently lost his life to a mysterious plane crash in Kaduna recently.
Other officers in convoy of the late Attahiru also lost their lives to the crash