Nigeria’s new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Farouk Yahaya, has assumed office at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. Gen Yahaya, who arrived the Army Headquarters at about noon, went straight to office of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor at the Defence Headquarters.

He was accompanied by the Chief of Policy and Plans Headquarters Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Benjamin Ahanotu and the Commander Army Headquarters Garrison Major General Dahiru SANUSI on the visit.
Welcoming the new COAS to his office, Gen Irabor, congratulating him on his appointment, wished him a successful tenure in office as he assumes command.
He urged him to build on the legacy of his predecessor, particularly in the fight against insurgency and banditry that is ravaging some parts of the country.
After his visit to the CDS, the new army chief went straight to the Army Headquarters, where he inspected a Guard of Honor provided by the Army Headquarters Garrison from where he proceeded to a meeting with senior officers.
Before the meeting proper, Gen Yahaya, called for a one minute silence in honor of the late COAS Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other senior officers from the Army and Air Force before addressing the officers who died in the ill fated Nigerian Air Force plane crash on May, 21.



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