New COAS, Yahaya pays last respect
Major General Farouk Yahaya has assumed position as the new Chief of Army Staff.
Yahaya has now paid his last respect to his predecessor, late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru.
The command, located at Maimalari Cantonment, is responsible for counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North-East.
The new COAS was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on September 22, 1990.
He was Garrison Commander, Headquarters Guards Brigade; Directing Staff, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC); Deputy Director, Army Research and Development; and Chief of Staff, Headquarters Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield.
Yahaya also served as the Principal General Staff Officer (PGSO) to the Minister of Defence and Commander, Headquarters 4 Brigade and 29 Task Force Brigade (Operation Zaman Lafiya).
He was formerly Military Secretary; General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, and Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI.
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