Gambia: 3 soldiers injured following clashes with Ecowas troops

  • 20-04-2017 Photo credit: BBC


    At least three Gambian soldiers have been injured in a shootout with troops from the Ecowas intervention unit (Ecomig) stationed in the country.
    The incident took place near the village of the former President Yahya Jammeh on Thursday.
    It is unclear what sparked the confrontation but military officials say they are investigating the incident.
    They have called on the public to keep calm as the situation has been brought under control.
    In January, the regional bloc, ECOWAS deployed a strong contingent of forces to the Gambia to oust strongman, Yahya Jammeh, who had refused to relinquish power after election defeat in December.
    But he eventually bowed to pressure and left the country for exile in Equatorial Guinea.
    However, the regional troops stayed with a revised mandate to protect the presidency and strengthen the capacity of the Gambian forces.
    WADR’s Correspondent in Banjul Lamin Cham spoke to Adolphus Mawolo more about the fracas.