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BREAKING: Buhari appoints Farouk Yahaya as new COAS

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya the new Chief of Army Staff.

Until his appointment, he 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.

Read the full statement below:

The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  President  Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General  Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

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.

Please disseminate this information to the general public through your news medium.

Thank you for your cooperation.
ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Acting Director Defence Information

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