By G9ija

COAS: Why I Overlooked Senior Officers And Appointed Yahaya - Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

Until his appointment, the new army chief was the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, the counter-insurgency operation in the North East.

Buhari, during an interview on Arise TV on Thursday, explained Yahaya was appointed as the Chief of army staff ahead of other superiors because of his experience fighting Boko Haram in the North East.

The appointment of Yahaya had created controversy and speculations that there is going to be a mass retirement of some generals in the Nigerian Army but the Defence Headquarters refuted the report.