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Northeast Star Awards: COAS bags Collin Powell’s Meritorious Award for Soldiering

Northeast Star Awards: COAS bags Collin Powell’s Meritorious Award for Soldiering

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Northeast Star Awards: COAS bags Collin Powell’s Meritorious Award for Soldiering

By Matthew Eloyi

Northeast Star Magazine has honoured the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya with the prestigious Collin Powell’s Meritorious Award for Soldiering (CPMAS).

According to the Management of the Magazine, the award was presented to the COAS because of his outstanding ongoing fight against insurgents and other Terrorism activities in the country.

Brigadier-General A.M. Garba received the award on behalf of the Army Chief on Thursday (last week) in Yola, Adamawa State.

Recall that Yahaya was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on  27 May to replace Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an air crash alongside twn other officers, on 21 May while on an official trip to Kaduna State.

Until his appointment as the COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya was the Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI, responsible for Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency operations in North-East Nigeria.

Northeast Star Awards: COAS bags Collin Powell’s Meritorious Award for Soldiering

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