Liberian Mission In Abuja Regrets Death of Liberian Military official At ECOWAS Commission

The late Lt. Col. Kole (right) & Liberia’s Minister of Defense, Hon. Daniel D. Ziankahn, Jr.

(Abuja, September 1, 2020) : The Embassy of Liberia near Abuja,  Nigeria, has announced with profound regrets the death of Lieutenant Colonel Oyango Kole.

A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says Lieutenant Colonel Kole passed on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Abuja, Nigeria.

A hardworking, patriotic and gallant soldier of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Lieutenant Colonel Kole was seconded to the ECOWAS Commission by Liberia’s Ministry of Defense in 2018.

The Late Lt. Col. Kole (right) & Liberia’s Chief of Army Staff, Major Gen. Prince C. Johnson, III

Prior to this death, he served as Program Officer in charge of Personnel and Logistics at the Peace Support Operations Division in the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the ECOWAS Commission.

In a communication addressed to Ambassador Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, the ECOWAS Commission disclosed that Lieutenant Colonel Kole served the Commission with “dedication, unalloyed loyalty and patriotism to both ECOWAS and his Member State, the Republic of Liberia.”

The ECOWAS Commission also informed the Ambassador that it was in contact with the late Lieutenant Colonel Kole’s family and was making necessary arrangements for the evacuation of his remains for his funeral in Liberia, the release concludes.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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