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3 Things You Need To Know About The New Chief Of Army Staff Appointed By President Buhari

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President Muhammad Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff to replace the late Ibrahim Attahiru.

Photo of Farouk Yahaya (photo credit: Politics Nigeria):


Lt-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru died on Friday alongside 10 other officers in a plane crash that occurred at Kaduna International Airport, and since then the entire country has been waiting for who will be appointed as his replacement.

Some people had reiterated that it is expedient to appoint a new Chief of Army Staff as soon as possible to continue with the tempo of the fight against the insurgents in the Northeast, and to also boost the morale of the troops at the frontline.

For the benefit of those who may not know much about the new Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya, we have been able to bring you a few information about him.

1. Farouk Yahaya is from Zamfara State, and according to media reports, he is married with children.

2. Major General Farouk Yahaya is an intake of Regular Course 37.


3. Before his appointment as the Chief of Army Staff, Farouk 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 Northeast codenamed Operation HADIN KAI.

Major General Farouk Yahaya will now oversee all the operations and activities of the Nigerian Army across the country. His appointment was made public through a statement that was signed by Onyema Nwachukwu, the acting director of defence information.

Photo of Major General Farouk Yahaya with Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Rep in Borno to discuss the release of children in custodial centres, July 2020 (photo credit: Politics Nigeria):


The country is currently facing some serious insecurity challenges, and the new Chief of Army Staff is obviously coming into the position with high expectations. So we wish him the best, and hope that the security situation of the country will see better times under his reign.

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