Jammeh Allegedly Hired Former NPFL Fighters In The Army

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Reliable sources have informed this medium that Bunja Gibba, Colonel Ebrima Waa Drammeh and Major Musa Njie were former members of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) enlisted in The Gambia Armed Force to work for the former President Yahya Jammeh.

‘‘My husband and others were in Liberia but later the former president (Yahya Jammeh) sent a special flight to bring them back home and work for his government,’’ said a family source.

The source said upon their arrival in the country, the former president Jammeh hired the trio and bought vehicles for them. Major Musa Njie was the commander of the team in Sanyang. It is said that the three 3 men used to receive salaries under the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) as in any activities they do for Jammeh.

 
Military sources said some of these people did not go through the proper channel, saying they were recruited discreetly into GAF by the former president Yahya Jammeh, who gave them ranks and monthly salaries through GAF.

 
‘‘They have been conducting spy activities for the former president, and reporting directly to him or some of his trusted aides. Our investigations revealed that the trio have received various military trainings while in Libya before joining the GAF and they also fought alongside Charles Taylor, the former Librarian President and were brought back in the country by the former regime,’’ Military source revealed.

 
It has been revealed that the trio and others who are still at large were in the country, they were invited for a meeting at State House by the former President Jammeh of which they were secretly enlisted into the GAF. It is reported that Major Musa Njie was arrested and detained at Yundum Barracks since on 13 March, 2016. Military source disclosed that Major Njie was picked up by officers in the Military Police and then taken to their Barracks, where he is currently facing investigations

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Ebrima Waa Drammeh and Bunja Nyassi were arrested and detained at Yundum Barracks since on Monday, 6 March 2017. Subsequently, the trio were later released to report on bail.

Swandi Camara along with Luwang Camara, both former NPFL fighters were arrested and charged for alluring Mahawa Cham back to the country leading to his alleged death in the hands of the former president’s assassin team. Cham was a former National Assembly Member before leaving for exile. He later became a staunch opposition against the authorities in Banjul while he was in exile.