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Biography, Age, Portfolio, Family Of Farouk Yahaya, The 22nd COAS

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Born on the 5th of January 1966 in Sifawa, Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto State, the new Chief of Army Staff COAS, Major General Farouk Yahaya is a member of the 37 Regular Course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy NDA.
The 55-year-old started his cadet training on the 27th of September, 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on the 22nd of September 1990. Maj Gen Yahaya has held several appointments including Staff, Instructional and Command.Biography, Age, Portfolio, Family Of Farouk Yahaya, Nigeria's 22nd COASNotable among the appointments held by the new COAS are Garrison Commander Headquarters Guards Brigade, Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Deputy Director Army Headquarters Department of Military Secretary,  Deputy Director Army Research and Development and the Chief of Staff, Headquarters Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield.

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He also served as the Principal General Staff Officer (PGSO) to the Honourable Minister of Defence, the Commander, Headquarters 4 Brigade and 29 Task Force Brigade (Operation Zaman Lafiya). He was also Director Manpower at the Army Headquarters, Military Secretary, Army Headquarters and General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division of the Nigerian Army.Biography, Age, Portfolio, Family Of Farouk Yahaya, Nigeria's 22nd COAS
Until his appointment as the COAS, Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya was the Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI, responsible for Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency operations in North East Nigeria. The new COAS is a proud holder of several honours and awards, some of which include, Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, Distinguished Service Star, Grand Service Star, Passed staff course (Dagger), National Defence Course (Chile), Economic Community of West Africa State Monitoring Group Medal, Command Medal, Field Command Medal, General Operations Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal and Golden Jubilee Medal.

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Farouk Yahaya is a Muslim and is happily married and blessed with children. He became the Chief of Army Staff on the 27th of May, 2021 as appointed by the President of Nigeria and the Chief of Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, after the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a Beechcraft King Air 350i plane crash near Kaduna International Airport.Biography, Age, Portfolio, Family Of Farouk Yahaya, Nigeria's 22nd COAS
Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor and the 22nd Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya
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