President Buhari appoints Major General Farouk Yahaya as the New Chief of Army Staff. While I wish him good luck, I challenge him to avoid collateral damage happening in Ebonyi and Imo states where stray bullets are killing people daily. Nigeria has found it necessary to deploy Air Force crafts with Police going with grenades into these communities, killing children and women, despite its total failure of using the same asymmetric assaults to fight Boko Haram.
General Yahaya, good luck but stop the killing of innocent citizens in the South east. If you militarize the communities, bad things could happen.
PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF
The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.
Prior to his appointment Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.
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27 May 2021
God bless Nigeria. God help the Army.
Please where the General comes should not be an issue. Mr. The President has 100% right to choose his team. I am simply asking for one thing: treat all Nigerians the same. My kinsman and village big Mgboo held his job as Gen Ihejirika. Where COAS comes from is not the issue. It is what he does! Let us focus on that. They need to use wisdom and be cautious on the operations in the South east. Fight bad people but do not declare war on innocent people.---
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