“President Muhammadu Buhari Appoints Danjuma Ali-Keffi As New Chief Of Army Staff,” reads another post making the same claim, circulating on Facebook since 23 May 2021.
It includes a photo of Danjuma Ali-Keffi, who is a major general in the country's army.
But has Buhari really appointed Ali-Keffi as the new army chief? We checked.
Yahaya appointed new COAS
On 21 May, the Nigerian army announced the death of lieutenant general Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff. He was killed alongside ten other officers in an air crash in Kaduna in northwestern Nigeria
A week later, on 27 May, Buhari appointed Farouk Yahaya, a major general, as the new chief of army staff.
Ali-Keffi is the general officer commanding of the 1 Division of the army in Kaduna. He was not appointed chief of army staff.
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