Farouk Yahaya Resumes Office As 26th Chief Of Army…
Major-General Farouk Yahaya has resumed office to take charge of the leadership of the Nigerian Army as the 26th Chief of Army Staff.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday, approved the appointment of Yahaya following the death of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru in a place crash on May 21 in Kaduna.
The new Chief of Army Staff was until his appointment, the Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, the military counter-insurgency operation in the North East.
AllNews Nigeria reports that Farouk Yahaya had earlier visited the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor and paid his last respect to his predecessor, late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru after signing the condolence register at HQ Theatre Command of Operation HADIN KAI, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State. before coming to Army Headquarters for the taking over ceremony.
The new Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen Farouk Yahaya pays his last respect to his predecessor, late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru after signing the condolence register at HQ Theatre Command of Operation HADIN KAI, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State. pic.twitter.com/6TZp84S530
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He was received at AHQ by the Chief of Policy and Plan, Maj.-Gen. Ben Ahanotu, who also briefed him before proceeding to assume office.
The Chief of Army Staff however asked for a minute silence in honour of the late Attabiru and other officers who died with him, after which he asked journalists to leave the hall for a closed-door meeting with officers.
He did not make any public statement before departing Army Headquarters.