Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Sacks Top Army and Police Bosses

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, has ordered the sacking and detention of six top police and army officials in the latest wave of arrests targeting security bodies in the West African state. Those arrested include Inspector General of Police Ensa Badjie and Commander of the Navy Sarjo Fofona. The Gambian government has  declined to comment further on the arrests, announced late on Tuesday. Officials in the country have cited that the arrests were for security concerns in the country.

The former Chief of Defence Staff, Lang Tombong Tamba, and four other senior security officials were arrested last November and are still being detained without trial. Deputy Chief of Defence Yankuba Drammeh was sacked last week. Gambia, is located between northern and southern Senegal, and has been a rare example of stability in Western Africa. President Yahya Jammeh came to power in a bloodless coup in 1994 and has rejected regular concerns about human rights abuses since. Jammeh has violently stamped out any opposition against him and has been ruthless in reacting to press criticisms about his dictatorship. Journalists have been arrested without reason and there have also been reports of extra-judicial killings by his terror squad. There is no formidable opposition in the country as democracy seems to be non-existent.

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4 comments

  1. Musa Bah

    This man is an insane dictator. He has reduced Gambians to subservient subhumans. His day is drawing closer and he will suffer the same fate as Tandja of Niger.

  2. kalilu

    what is wrong with yahya jammeh he need to be kill as soon as possible, or else the country will be like sierra leone or liberia during the civil war,i think the gambia need civil war or else jammeh will kill people all the time,jammeh becareful or else the CIA will kill you soon as april the will kill you ok.your cup is full

  3. SAM

    HI GAMBIA PEOPLE,WHAT ARE YOU ALL UP TO IN THE GAMBIA,YOU SITTING DOWN YAHYA JAMMEH IS PUTTING GAMBIA DOWN IN THE MAP,HE NEED HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OR GAMBIA WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF THE CIA,YOU ARE CRAZY,DO YOU THINK THE GAMBIA BELONG TO YOUR FATHER OR IS YOUR FAMILY PROPERTIES,YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OR YOU WILL BE LIKE SAMMUEL DOE IN LIBERIA,AND SOMEBODY WILL FUCKING YOUR MOROCCO-GUINEA WIFE, WHEN YOU DIE,YOU SHOULD GIVE UP THE POWER FOR SOMEBODY ELSE,YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY GAMBIA WHO KNOW HOW RULE THE GAMBIA.

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