When the Soldiers and Witch hunters set out to satisfy Yaya Jammeh’s wishes of cleaning villages of wizards/ Witches , the scary information quickly reached poor residents at Foni Sibanor.
The horror stories of what happened to poor people heard from neighboring village, sent a clear message about what priorities mattered to Yaya Jammeh. What happens next traumatized the village.
Once again, the explosive testimony of Merro Jammeh gives us another insight of Yaya Jammeh’s 2009 witch/Wizard hunt.
The former President send the likes of Solo Bojang who wears hatred as a badge of honor. Merro Jammeh was captured on her way home from visiting relatives.
As she quickly trekked home, she lost steam when she was tacked by a witch hunter.
What is going on? She asked.
The witch hunter started brandishing his Mirror on her face. “why are you doing that?”
He replied: “ Come with me “.
Of course she was reluctant. Uninteresting display of her slow walk angered a guard who urged her to walk faster— pursuant to an invitation of witch hunters.
That was the begging of her troubles.
(N)early everyone, went through the familiar pain. After they arrived at Kanilai, they were forced to drink concoction. The first two fainted. She was hesitant to go inside, but this was an urgent matter that cannot wait.
Sadly [and] with a heavy heart, she stepped forward. The elderly woman was stripped naked, given a cup full of Concoction and forcefully bathed with It.
When asked whether she ate anyone? She replied in negative. That’s not the best answer for these people. One of them took the concoction and splashed it on her face.
She came out feeling dizzy, fatigue before leveling off and even tipping downward. But something has happened since then.
After she regain consciousness, she mostly heard a narrative that freed people. They must simply accept being a witch and confessed the number of people they ate.
It sounded bad.
And what did a significant portion of the public see? An edited tape from Yaya Jammeh trying to justify his actions.
As it turned out, she was released. However, many didn’t survived — including the two victims she mentioned earlier. Now she explains her health problem here . [ Please watch ]