–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):
NIGERIA’S President Mohamadu Buhari has on Thursday, May 27, 2021 appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff to replace Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an air crash I. Kaduna on Friday, 21st of May 2021.
Major-General Yahaya, who hails from Zamfara State is of Regular Course 37 of the Nigerian Defence Academy and prior to his appointment, 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, formerly known as Operation Lafiya Dole.
Yahaya took over from Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, who was redeployed to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Senior Research Fellow.
He was also formerly General Officer Commanding Officer of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.
Yahaya was also the Commander of 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army.