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Fallen AFL soldier’s wife, daughter reap benefits

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 Fatumata Sheriff and her mother Fatim Sheriff
Fatumata Sheriff and her mother Fatim Sheriff

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Authorities of the Ministry of National Defense and the High Command of the Armed Forces of Liberia have presented a check of US70, 000 to the wife and daughter of a fallen soldier, Ansu Ousmane.

The amount was made available by check from the United Nations, according to a release, to Fatumata Sheriff and her mother Fatim Sheriff as beneficiaries of their husband and father’s death while on international peacekeeping duty.
Officer Ansu Ousmane Sheriff died May 3, 2017 when Malian rebels attacked the UN base in Timbuktu, while on peacekeeping mission with the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) in Mali.

The AFL Chief of Staff, Prince C. Johnson, presenting the check to the beneficiaries Tuesday, May 29, 2018, said: “The Armed Forces of Liberia appreciates the bravery and gallantry of the fallen soldier”.

General Johnson disclosed that the United Nations will next month; present an award to the fallen soldier through his close relatives at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the United States of America.

On behalf of the family, Boakai Sheriff, said: “I believed whatever had happened is the will of Allah and we thank the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for standing with us during the time of our family bereavement.”


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