REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA
PRIVATE Office of The President
THE GAMBIA _____________________________________________________________________________
OP/291/249/01/PART IV (60- ABS)
For Immediate Release
President Barrow regrets the loss of lives at Faraba
State House, Banjul, 18th June 2018 – The President is deeply saddened by reports of clashes in Faraba which led to loss of lives. Out of extreme concern and regard for justice and accountability, the President summoned the high command of the relevant security service and instructed thorough investigation into the matter as quick as possible.
He has been informed that Bakary Kujabi and Ismaila Bah lost their lives while Sulayman Jammeh, Sainey Sonko, Amadou Nyang, Sir Dawda Daffeh, Bubacarr Darboe Mariama Bah, Abdoulie Jobe and Alhajie Camara were wounded and three PIU officials, Modou Dem, Alieu Camara and Momodou Jallow also sustained injuries.
The President is saddened that while Gambian fought hard to bring in democracy and respect for rule of law, such unfortunate incident leading to loss of lives are taking place in the country.
President Barrow calls for calm and restraint while fact-finding is underway to ensure the necessary action is taken. So far three of the armed officers are the under the custody of the police and one is at the Intensive Care Unit at the Francis Small Teaching Hospital.
A directive has been given to suspend all mining activities until further notice.