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Buhari, Osinbajo Decorate Farouk Yahaya As Chief Of Army Staff (Photos)



Farouk Yahaya, the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, has been honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

In addition, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao; Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Sunday Adebayo; Director-General, Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkal were all present at the ceremony, which took place on Wednesday before the start of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

Members of the Cabinet, as well as the Chairmen of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Army, were present at the ceremony.

Lieutenant General Yahaya, the newly appointed COAS, succeeds the late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a military plane disaster on May 21 along with ten other army officers.

The new army Chief formerly served as the Theater Commander of Campaign Hadin Kai, a counter-insurgency operation in the northeast.

Following his award, the Chief of Army Staff pledged that the campaign against militants, many of whom have already been killed, will increase.

More photos from the event can be seen below:

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