Major General Farouk Yahaya Biography

Major General Farouk Yahaya Biography and Everything To Know About New Chief Of Army Staff has been shared by News Online.

 

News Online reports that Major General Farouk Yahaya is a Nigerian Army General. He was appointed the Chief of Army Staff by President Buhari following the death of Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru in May 2021. Major General Farouk Yahaya was born in Zamfara State

 

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Major General Farouk Yahaya Biography: Everything To Know About New Chief Of Army Staff

Name

Farouk Yahaya

Real Names

Major General Farouk Yahaya

Date of Birth

Age

– Years (2021)

State of Origin

Zamfara State

Tribe

Occupation

Army Officer

Religion

Muslim

Rank

Major General

Known for

Chief of Army Staff

Net Worth

Under Review

Major General Farouk Yahaya Biography: Educational Background

Major General Farouk Yahaya attended Nigerian Defence Academy and the University of Salford, Manchester, England.

Career


New Chief of Army Staff Farouk Yahaya Career

Major General Farouk Yahaya was a commander of the Division 1 of the Nigerian Army.

He joined the Nigerian Army as a a member of 37 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defense Academy Kaduna

He was the Theatre Commander of the Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency military involved in the fight against Boko Haram terrorist group in the North Eastern region of Nigeria with the code name Operation HADIN KAI.

 

He served as the commander of the 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Edo State.

In May 2021, Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya was appointed the Chief of Army Staff by President Buhari six days after the death of Lt. Gen. Attahiru.

Major General Farouk Yahaya Biography: Personal life

New Chief of Army Staff Farouk Yahaya Religion

Major General Farouk Yahaya is married with children. He is a Muslim.

Here are five things to know about the new Chief of Army Staff:

1. Major Gen. Farouk Yahaya is an indigene of Zamfara State.

2. The new COAS was the former General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.

3. The new COAS was also a Commander of 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army.

4. Yahaya is of Regular course 37 of the Nigerian Defense Academy.

5. Until his recent appointment, Yahaya was the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism military outfit in the North East code-named ‘Operation Hadin Kai’