Major-General Yahaya Farouk - Biography Of The The New Chief Of Army Staff

Major-General Yahaya Farouk

In this article, will be seeing some very important facts will you'll love to know about the news Chief Of Army Staff, Major-General Yahaya Farouk. Major-General Yahaya Farouk was recently appointed as the Chief Of Army Staff following the death of Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a military plane crash that occurred on the 21st of May, 2021 in Kaduna State.

About Major-General Yahaya Farouk

According to the statement from the Defence Headquarters release, Major-General Yahaya Farouk served as the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Nigerian Army before handing over to Major General Usman Mohammed on April 2020.

He later assumed duty as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, Borno State. He took over the position from Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi, who was redeployed to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Senior Research Fellow.

Yahaya also led the Commander of 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army.

In 2019, he led the Operation CLEAN SWEEP for one clearance operation to flush out bandits in Kuduru forest, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Major General Farouk Yahaya is a member of 37 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defense Academy Kaduna and hails from Zamfara State.

He is a devoted Muslim.

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