President Buhari has appointed a new Chief of Army Staff a few days after the death of Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a fatal plane crash last Friday.
The appointment of Major-General Farouk Yahaya has been met with different reactions by Nigerians on Twitter.
Here are eight things you should know about the new Chief of Army Staff;
- Major General Farouk Yahaya is from Sokoto State
- Before his appointment Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army
- The new COAS is a member of the Regular Combatant Course 37.
- Yahaya is the third Chief of Army Staff appointed by Buhari.
- He once served as Military Secretary (MS) Army at Army headquarters in Abuja before his appointment as GOC 1 division in Kaduna.H
- He was the Commander of 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army.
- He was the Theatre Commander of the counter-terrorism military outfit in the North East code-named Operation HADIN KAI.e
- He is the 22nd Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria.