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Buhari asks Senate to confirm appointment of Yahaya as COAS

President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged the Nigerian Senate to confirm the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya, as the Chief of Army Staff.

The Nigerian President, in a letter to the President of the Senate, urged the federal lawmakers to give his request, expeditiously.

Buhari had appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff on Thursday May 27, following death of the past army chief, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a Kaduna air-crash along with 10 other military officials.

A statement signed and released on Thursday by military spokesperson Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, announced the new appointment.

Prior to his appointment Major-General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counterterrorism, Counter-Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI, the statement said.

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