President Bola Tinubu on Monday appointed Christopher Musa, a major general, as the new chief of defence staff (CDS).
Here are six things to know about new CDS, Major General Musa:
1 Musa was born on December 25, 1967 in Sokoto.
2. He hails from Zangon Kataf in Kaduna State.
3. He is a member of the 38th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy and was commissioned on 21 September 1991 into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps.
4. Musa holds a Master’s in Defence Studies from the National Defence University in Beijing, China.
5. He has held several command appointments during his military career and was at the thick of the fight against Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists for over a decade.
6. He was Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, in the North-east before his deployment as commander Infantry Corps, from where he was appointed as CDS.