From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly/Chairman Northern Speakers Forum, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has described the choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff as a step in the right direction.
He expressed this in a statement signed by his SA Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, made available to newsmen yesterday in Kaduna.
Zailani commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking his time to choose an excellent officer, who has gathered rich experience in the infantry.
“The new Chief of Army Staff’s track records show that he is experienced and will hit the ground running in bringing to an end the security challenges the country is facing,” he said.
Zailani charged the new army chief to double efforts in dealing decisively with insurgency, banditry and other threats to Nigeria’s peace and unity.
It would be recalled that prior to his appointment, Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East, code named Operation Hadin Kai.