BREAKING: Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya Pulls Out as Chief of Army Staff

The immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has officially pulled out of the Nigerian Army.

The official pull-out ceremony was held with a parade at Mogadishu Cantonment, Asokoro, Abuja, on Friday, June 23.

The event involved a march past by the officers of the Nigerian Army.

The event was attended by the current Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Air Staff, representatives of other services agencies, and Faruk’s Regular Course mates.

Lt-Gen Yahaya started his cadet training on September 27, 1985, and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on September 22, 1990. Lt Gen Yahaya has held several appointments, including Staff, Instructional, and Command.

Until he was appointed the 22nd COAS, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya was the Theatre Commander of Operation HADIN KAI, responsible for Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency operations in North East Nigeria.

(Source: Politics NG)

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