As the search for the successor of the late Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), General Ibrahim Attahiru rages on, we’ve brought to you the possible replacement.
Abacity Blog reported that General Attahiru alongside other ten army officers died in the Kaduna aircrash on Friday, May 21, 2021.
However, following the ongoing war against insecurity, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to keep the momentum going by appointing a new COAS quickly. The President has the discretion to appoint anyone he wishes.
The search for the late COAS successor is on. Here are the four possible successors of the late COAS compiled by the Defense Nigeria
1). Major General Danjuma Ali-Keffi
Major General Danjuma Ali-Keffi, General Officer Commanding 1 Division of Nigerian Army, Kaduna. Not much is known about the acting Chief from this standpoint.
2). Major General Benjamin Ahanotu
The Chief of Policy and Plan, Major General Benjamin Ahanotu.
He hails from Anambra State. He was the commander of the operation that captured Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf at their hideout in Maiduguri in 2009.
3). Major General AM Aliyu
Major General AM Aliyu from Gombe. Former Director DIA, he was charge of processing intelligence for military operations. His mission statement says it all.
“to win all land battles in defence of the territorial integrity of Nigeria and protect her national interests”
4). Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf
Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf from Yobe State.
He was former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, lectured at the Nigerian Defence College , Nigerian Defence Academy , and Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji.