Technocrat Media Nigeria
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday decorated the Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya, with the rank of lieutenant general following his appointment.
The occasion was held in the State House preceded the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The brief ceremony was attended by the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, amongst others.
The new rank, which is mostly preserved for whoever assumes the office of the chief of army staff, is the next after the rank of a major general.
Mr Yahaya was appointed as the new army chief on May 27 after the death of Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash on May 21 in Kaduna.
Yahaya, until his appointment, was the theatre commander of Operation Hadin Kai, in the Northeast region of the country.
Shortly after his decoration, the army Chief said “the army would continue to send bandits and kidnappers to grave as they’ve for some in the last few months”.
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