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Breaking: President Buhari Appoints New Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya

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President Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. He takes over from Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an air crash last Friday, May 21.

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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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Major-General Yahaya’s appointment comes as the country continues to battle several security challenges, including but not limited to an insurgency in the North-East, banditry in the North-West, secessionist agitations in the South-East and Fulani-Herdsmen crises across the Middle-Belt and several South-West states.

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