Monday, January 16, 2017

Mass arrests of military officers in Banjul

Jammeh with military guards 
The crackdown on the military has commenced with Jammeh targeting non-Jola which is a dangerous trend that is developing in the last 48 hours that threatens the peace and security of Gambian people as the 18th of January draws near.

A team of military police personnel led by Lt. Nuha William Jammeh, officer commanding Military Police, Sunday evening rounded up senior military officers at the Fajara barracks.

The officers, Captain Baboucarr Bah alias "Van Damm" and Captain Demba Baldeh alias "Mbarode" were both arrested on allegation of showing allegiance to President-elect Adama Barrow.

According to the same sources,  later on in the day, more arrests were made and among those arrested were Col. Hena Sambou, Lt. Col Seedy Joof, Lt. Col. Mai Touray, Major Yusupha Jammeh, Warrant Officer Class One Bangally, Warrant Officer Class One Nfansu Fofana, Warrant Officer Class one M.B.Sarr, Sgt. Kemo Manneh and ex Staff Sergeant Dodou Touray.

Security sources have also revealed that five of those arrested are being held at the Headquarters of the notorious National Intelligence Agency in Banjul.

Meanwhile, the Fajara Barracks has been put on alert due to threats of an attack led by  one of the Generals.  It is unclear which of Jammeh's Generals is being referred to in the reprot or the reason for the said planned attack.

This is a developing story ....