Reps confirm Major Gen. Yahaya as COAS

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The House of Representatives has confirmed the appointment of Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the country’s Chief of Army Staff.

The green chambers confirmed Major General Yahaya’s appointment on Tuesday during plenary.

Meanwhile, the Senate had earlier confirmed his appointment on June 22.

Major-General Yahaya was appointed by President Muhamamdu Buhari on May 27, days after the immediate past army chief, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru died in a Kaduna air-crash along with 10 others.

He has since resumed office on May 28.

Since assumption, the COAS has continued to reiterate the army’s resolve to end insurgency in the North-East and other security threats across the country.

In an interview during the weekend, he says the Army wants to conclude the anti-insurgency operation in the North-East so that they can do other things that are important to delivering the military’s mandate.



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