Why I appointed Yahaya COAS, by Buhari

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Buhari has explained why he appointed -General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Staff.

The Nation reports Yahaya replaced Lt General , who died in a plane crash with ten military personnel while on an trip to Kaduna State.

Until his appointment, the new chief was the Theatre of Hadin Kai, the in the .

Buhari, during an interview on Arise TV on Thursday monitored by The Nation, explained Yahaya was appointed as the Chief of staff ahead of superiors because of his experience fighting Boko Haram in the .

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 refuted the reports.

Buhari further explained the choice of Yahaya was because he had the support and understanding of the troops.

Details shortly…