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BREAKING NEWS: Buhari Appoints Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya As New Chief Of Army Staff |The Republican News

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.

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.

In a press release obtained by The Republican News, the Defence Director of Information made this appointment known to the public.

The press release reads as follows:

PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF

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.

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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ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Acting Director Defence Information
27 May 2021

Below is the new Chief of Army Staff’s profile.

Yahaya is Regular Course 37 and hails from Zamfara state. He’s married with kids.

In 2019, Yahaya lead Operation CLEAN SWEEP that led the clearance operation to flush out bandits in Kuduru forest, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Borno.

Major-General Farouk Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Nigerian Army and handed over to Major General Usman Mohammed in April 2020

In 2020 he was appointed the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Major General Yahaya took over from Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who was redeployed to Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Senior Research Fellow.

Until his appointment, he’s the Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.

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