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Breaking! Whereabouts of Yahya Jammeh unknown as West African troops enter Gambia


Hours after new Gambian president, Adama Barrow was sworn into office on Tgursday, the whereabouts of former president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh has remained unknown. Jammeh disappeared as military forces of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) entered the country from Senegal.

According to resident Abdoulie Bah, long convoys of military vehicles with armed soldiers entered the country through the border town of Karang.

The troops are expected to search for long-term ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refused to give up power after losing the Dec. 1, 2016 presidential election to Barrow.

Barrow’s inauguration came after an escalating political standoff triggered by Jammeh’s rejection of the election results.
During his inaugural speech, Barrow asked Gambia’s security forces to remain loyal to the constitution and commanded all soldiers to remain in their barracks. Armed soldiers found outside their barracks would be regarded as “rebels,” the newly sworn-in president said.

Jammeh’s whereabouts is still unknown.

Source: African Press Agency

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  1. Every effort must be made to capture him and make him account for his ruthless rule..Other dictators in the making must learn a lesson or two from his resistance to change..The will of the people must prevail and not entertain personal egos of despots who think they own the people and that they are the best there can ever be..rubbish

  2. I Think This Has Been A Lesson To Learn.Leaders Who Wish To Emulate Such A Leader Should Think Othewise,i Appreaciate The Commitment Of Ecowas And The Leaders For The Teamsprit Exhbited Against Such Barbaric,primitive And Arrongant leaders Who claim To Be gods on earth.

  3. That is the way to go.Sweeping and weeding these African dictators out.Ukiona mwenzako kanyolewa,tia kichwa chako pia maji.Let them learn a lesson as a practical living testimony of what will happen to them if they keep clinging to power for far too long!


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