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Momo Jibba Is Dead

by News Manager

MONROVIA: A reliable family source has informed The INDEPWENDENT that former General, Momo Jibba, former Head of Ex-President Charles Ghankay Taylor’s Special Bodyguard Unit of the Special Security Service (SSS), now Executive Protection Service (EPS), is dead.

According to our source, General Jibba died on Saturday, November 27, 2022, in the morning hours at his residence located along the Robertsfield High-way in the Thinkers Village vicinity.
The body of the late Jibba has been deposited at the Samuel Sryker Funeral Parlous in Sinkor, near Monrovia.
According to the family source, a boy, (name not given), who has been living with Jibba prior to his death informed the Jibba family head (name also not given) that his boss, (Jibba), failed to wake on Saturday morning and when he entered his room, he (boy) said, he saw Jibba lying on his stomach with blood stems on his (Jibba) beddings, something he said, scared him to contact the Family Head.
The source added that upon the arrival of the Jibba’s family Head, it was discovered that the General was dead. The bereaved family then, made contact with his wife, Tanneh Kojo Jibba, who is currently residing in Canada.
The late Momo Jibba was Head of former President Charles Ghankay Taylor’s Special Bodyguard Unit of the Special Security Service (SSS), now Executive Protection Service (EPS).
Jibba also served as Special Operations Director with the Liberia National Police (LNP), following the dreadful 1996 ‘April 6’ fracas in Monrovia that further destroyed central Monrovia at the behest of several former warlords.
Widely known as “Bull Dog,” Jibba was a quite but powerful General in the rank and files of Taylor’s bodyguards, and he honored many tough security assignments including protecting Monrovia from LURD rebel attack against the City. He also helped to recapture the defunct National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) headquarters, Gbarnga in 1994 from the joint Coalition Forces comprising United Liberation Movement, Liberia Peace Council and NPFL-Central Revolutionary Committee.

Jibba was among the first batch of young fighters the defunct NPFL recruited in Bong Mines in June 1990.
The recruits were later sent by Taylor to Burkina Faso during the regime of President Blaise Compaore for advanced military training, and upon their return, they were referred to as “Junior Commandos.”
The “Junior Commandos” gradually took over from the Taylor’s Special Forces as the Liberian civil dragged from 1991 and beyond.
According some Bong Miners, Jibba’s father, Augustine Jibba (late), worked with the then German-run Bong Mining Company (BMC) at Concentrated Department (CD) for over fifteen years prior to the outbreak of the Liberian civil war.

Mr. Augustine Jibba was a junior Staff staying in Camp Botota, staff residential area of the BMC.
Before the Liberian civil war, General Jibba attended the famous Zaweata Junior High School, then, operated by BMC.

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