By Elohor Igbru, Abuja
A new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has been appointed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari.
He is Major General Farouk Yahaya.
A statement from the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said this afternoon.
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 Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East, code named Operation HADIN KAI.
You will recall former COAS Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru died in a plane crash along with some of his aides and the aircraft crew as on his way to Kaduna.