How COAS Yahaya Killed Over 2,000 Insurgents in Less than 2 Months

How COAS Yahaya Killed Over 2,000 Insurgents in Less than 2 Months

- Major-General Farouk Yahaya is no square peg in a round hole

- The COAS has to his credit some impressive victories over terrorism in Nigeria

- Within a space of one month as head of Operation Hadin Kai, Boko Haram members have felt the blow of a true and gallant soldier

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A look into the laudable accomplishments of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major-General Farouk Yahaya has proven that he is truly the man for the job.

Records show that from April when Yahaya took over the war against insurgency as the theatre commander of Operation Hadin Kai, formerly known as Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast, the ranks of Boko Haram have been depleted.

How COAS Yahaya killed over 2,000 insurgents in less than 2 months
Under Yahaya's watch as the commander of Operation Hadin Kai, the number of civilians killed by Boko Haram drastically reduced (Photo: UNICEF Nigeria)
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Whereas about 1,449 Boko Haram members were killed before the COAS took charge, not less than 2,122 of the insurgents were said to have been neutralised in less than two months after he came on board, The Cable reports.

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On the side of civilians, the number of persons killed by insurgents dropped by 17 percent, while the number of Boko Haram members killed rose by 46 percent under Yahaya's watch.

Reports claim that only 946 persons were lost to the insurgents' activities from when he was appointed theatre commander compared to the 1,137 that died in the last 14 months.

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He is known to be one of the leaders in the Nigerian Army who always raises the stakes and expects nothing less from his subordinate as they deal with terrorists in battlefronts.

Imminent resignation of top military officers

Meanwhile, reported that serving members of Regular Course 35, 36, and 37 in the Army, Air Force, and Navy, might be forced out of service with the appointment of Yahaya.

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A reliable military source said that the senior officers might be asked to turn in their papers for ease of administration or be posted out to head tri-service institutions depending on the discretion of the military council.

Another senior Army officer who didn’t want to be mentioned put the figure of Army Generals that would go at over 30, including two serving members of Course 35.


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