Defense and Security

Major General Yahaya Is The New Chief Of Army Staff

Funke Busari

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, COAS.

Acting Director Defence Information Brigadier General Onyema Nwanchukwu made the disclosure of the new COAS to journalists on Thursday.

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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