Major Gen. Farouk Yahaya’s Appointment As COAS Means A Large Cream Of Competent Officers Will Have To Go

The Oasis Reporters

May 29, 2021

Major General Farouk Yahaya. Chief of Army Staff.

As President Muhammadu Buhari appoints a new Chief of Army Staff in replacement for the late COAS, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru , analysts have been speculating on the majority of competent officers who statutorily have to bow out from service, because their junior has become Army Chief.


The media got this message that establishes tradition that 1 Division of the Nigerian Army’s General Officer Commanding (GOC) in Kaduna could stand a good fighting chance of emerging as COAS in the face of any vacancy.


The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

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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Brigadier General
Acting Director Defence Information
27 May 2021.

Meanwhile, the war against insurgency in the north east and banditry in other parts, continue.

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