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The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has commended the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for the Strategic appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya, the 22nd Chief of Army Staff succeeding the late Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash alongside ten others last Friday in Kaduna.

In a statement signed by the special assistant on media, Mohammed Abdulkadir, General Magashi who says the appointment puts national interest first, describes the new Army Chief as an organic infantry General who is tested and trusted to actualise the national aspiration of restorin peace in the dark areas of insurgency, kidnapping and banditry as well as other threats to the nation’s corporate existence.

The Defence Minister expresses optimism in the professional pedigree of the former theatre Commander Operation “Hadin Kai”, General Yahaya, in taking offensive and aggressive campaigns to the camps, corridors and cells of the adversaries with a view to obliterating them.

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