Former Armed Forces Of Liberia Chief Of Staff, General Henry Dubah Is Dead

Lieut. Gen Henry Dubar

General Henry Dubar, the former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) is dead after suffering from stroke in 2017, according to report he died early Friday, he died at the age of 79.

Lieut. Gen Dubar is widely credited for helping recruit the late Samuel Doe into the Liberian army prior to the 1980 coup d’etat. When Doe led a band of low-ranked army officers to topple the administration of William R. Tolbert on April 12, 1980, Dubar was promoted in one leap from captain to lieutenant general as Chief of Staff of the army.

“What a great loss to the people of Liberia and the AFL, he was the longest serving Chief of Staff for almost 10 years. A kind soul, we as men and women in arms, will always remember his service to Liberia,” General Prince C. Johnson, the current Chief of Staff of the Army told FrontPageAfrica Friday.

During an appearance before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2008, General Dubar revealed that at the height of the civil war, when rebels were knocking on the footsteps of Doe, he advised the late President Doe to resign his post as President of Liberia.

Isaac Bantu, former Correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for Liberia during the Liberian civil war in his Face Book post said, “I Just learned about the home going of Lt General Henry F. Dubar. May His Soul Rest In Peace at Jesus’ Feet. He helped to safe hundreds of Liberians right after the failed coup in November of 1985, of which I am a witness. He was “A Soldier/Lt General “among soldiers. Had it not been by the Grace of God through Him some of us Liberian Journalists could have been killed. Lt General RIP”, Bantu in his tribute noted.

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