Parade in Abuja as Major General Farouq Yahaya Assumes Command, Becomes 22nd Chief of Army Staff

Parade in Abuja as Major General Farouq Yahaya Assumes Command, Becomes 22nd Chief of Army Staff

Major General Farouq Yahaya on Friday, May 28, assumed office as Nigeria’s 22nd Chief of Army Staff at the Army (COAS) Headquarters in Abuja. The Defence Headquarters had on Thursday, May 27, however, announced President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Yahaya as the new COAS.

The newly appointed COAS had earlier paid his last respects to his former boss and predecessor, Late Lt-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru. Major-General Yahaya however, paid homage to Late Attahiru after signing the condolence register at the theatre command headquarters of Operation Hadin Kai in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

Attahiru and also 10 other military officers died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday, May 21.

Nigerians congratulates Yahaya

Ray Momoh said: “Congratulations. Remember soldier go, Soldier come. Barrack remain do your best by respecting the human rights of Nigerian”

Fakolade Oluwafemi Temitope said: “Congratulations sir. May the protection of almighty God be upon you and your entire team.”

Godfrey Gantip said: “Congratulations Sir, More Grace and also Wisdom of God to you and I pray for God protection over the entire Army of Nigeria”

Parade in Abuja as Major General Farouq Yahaya Assumes Command, Becomes 22nd Chief of Army Staff

By Cynthia N.

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