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Army refutes claim that Buhari has appointed Ali Keffi as new COAS

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

The Defense Headquarters has refuted the news being circulated by some section of media that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed General Ali Keffi as the new Chief Of Army Staff after the unfortunate death of Major General Attahiru who died in a fatal air crash with other top military brass at Kaduna International Airport on Friday.

In a statement made by the Defense Headquarters and obtained by Elombahnews, it said the information is not correct and has not been confirmed.

The army further said that the picture in circulation is not that of Maj Gen. Ali Keffi but that of Maj Gen. Jamil Sarham.

It however, urged the general public to take note.

See full statement below:

Re: Appointment of New Army Chief, RETRACTION OF STORY

The update that is being circulated on the Appointment of New Chief of Army Staff is not correct and has NOT been confirmed. Also, the picture in Circulation is NOT that of Maj Gen. Ali KEFFI but that of Maj Gen. Jamil Sarham.

General public please take note.

DH

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