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Benedict Jammeh is New NIA Boss

Jul 1, 2008, 4:38 AM | Article By: By Abba A.S. Gibba

Mr. Benedict Jammeh, the former Inspector General of Police recently re-deployed to the judiciary as a Senior Magistrate, has been appointed as the Director General of National Intelligence Agency, according to reliable official sources. Our sources said the appointment took effect on Saturday.

He replaces Major Malamin Jarjue, who is reported to have been redeployed back to the army, where he was head of the Military Intelligence Unit prior to his redeployment to the NIA as Deputy Director and later as the Director General. 

Described by many as both pragmatic and patriotic, Major Malamin Jarjue is credited with having transformed NIA.

The new Director General has a huge responsibility of replicating the high standards he is widely acclaimed of having infused in the Gambia Police Force since he took over.