Breaking: Farouk Yahaya Appointed New Chief Of Army Staff

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by military spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.

Yahaya replaces Ibrahim Attahiru who died last Friday in a plane crash alongside 10 other military officers at the Kaduna International airport.

The new army chief is of regular course 37 and hails from Sokoto State in the North West zone.

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