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 (COAS).
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.
Maj Gen Yahaya has previously served as Deputy Military Secretary and Military Secretary (Army Headquarters). Born in 1966, the new COAS is a member of 37 Regular Course and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
Acting Director Defence Information
27 May 2021