Musa Dibba who is not a stranger to the National Intelligence Agency has been appointed as the new director of the agency with effect from Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, The Fatu Network can confirm.

Dibba first joined the NIA in 1993 and one time director of Administration and later promoted to Deputy Director of the notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA) now State Intelligence Agency (SIS).

He now replaces Yankuba Badjie who was appointed during the regime of former President Yahya Jammeh and has been accused of executing orders and participated in several arbitrary arrest, tortures, disappearances and killings in the country.

The new government of President Adama Barrow has renamed the agency on Tuesday and announced that it is no more authorized to arrest, detain or torture anyone but conduct intelligence services for the nation.

Who is new Director Dibba?

Musa Dibba was born in Tobacco Road in Banjul. He went to Gambia High School where he sat for his O’levels and later to Saint Augustine’s High School for his sixth form.

He graduated in 1985 and joined The Gambia Police Force and posted at the ‘Special Branch’ the Police Intelligence Unit. In 1988, he was appointed Cadet Officer and posted to Banjul station and in 1990, he was posted at Mansakonko Police Station. In 1992, he was deployed to Banjul again and in later in 1993, deployed to the NIA.

In 1996, he went to the UK to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Upon return, he was appointed director of Administration at the NIA until he was arrested and detained in 2006.

He was reinstated to the NIA in 2009 when Numo Kujabi became the Director General. He became Deputy Director in 2011 until he was fired again in 2014.

He is described as a very calm, intelligent and an excellent pen pusher.