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Buhari appoints new Chief of Army Staff  

Maj. Gen. Yahaya

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

Yahaya replaces Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash alongside some of his aides.

A statement by Onyema Nwachukwu,  Brigadier General, Acting Director Defence Information,which announced the appointment,  said that 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.



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