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Senate confirms Yahaya As Chief Af Army Staff

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Major General Faruk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

His confirmation was followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee of Defence and Army.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on May 27, 2021 appointed Farouk following the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, in a plane crash, which occurred in Kaduna on May 21, 2021.

Before his appointment, Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and Theatre Commander of the Counter Terrorism, Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East, code named: Operation HADIN KAI.

The Chairman of the Joint Committee, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (APC, Sokoto North), in his presentation said the Committee was satisfied with the comprehensive and robust nature of the engagement and interactions with the nominee during the screening exercise.

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