July 24, 2021

Sierra Leone shocked at assassination of former Chief of Defense Staff

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President Koroma decorating Lieutenant General SO Williams in 2015

Former Chief of Defense Staff Samuel Omar Williams was shot dead early Thursday morning at his Devil Hole village residence, east of Freetown.

Police Commander Al-Sheik Kamara said gunmen shot dead the former CDS in his bedroom, adding that investigation is ongoing.

In 2015, President Ernest Bai Koroma promoted Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Samuel O. Williams from Major General to Lieutenant General.


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