Why I Bypassed Senior Officers To Appoint Yahaya COAS – Buhari

Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya

President Muhammadu Buhari has given the real reason he appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff despite having over 30 senior officers ahead of him in rank.

Buhari appointed Yahaya to replace the late COAS Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash at the Kaduna International airport.

According to Buhari, who spoke in an interview with Arise TV monitored by VANTAGE NEWS, Yahaya was appointed ahead of dozens of his superiors because he has experience fighting Boko Haram in the North-east.

VANTAGE NEWS had reported that Buhari bypassed many senior officers to appoint Yahaya after Attahiru’s death.

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