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7 Important Things To Know About The New COAS, Major-General Farouk Yahaya
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.
His appointment came barely six days after the former Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru Ibrahim, and 10 officers lost their lives in a plane crash in Abuja.
Here are seven things to know about the new Chief of Army Staff:
1. Major Gen. Farouk Yahaya hails from Zamfara State
2. The new COAS was the former General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.
3. Major General Farouk Yahaya is of Regular Course 37 of the Nigerian Defence Academy
4. The new COAS was also a Commander of 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army.
5. Yahaya is of Regular course 37 of the Nigerian Defense Academy.
6. Until his appointment, he was the Theatre Commander Operation Hadin Kai, formerly known as Operation Lafiya Dole in the Northeast.
7. Yahaya took over from Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, who was redeployed to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Senior Research Fellow.
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