Ex- Gambian Army Lance Corporal Musa Sarr, has survived an assassination attempt, after men believed to be Gambian security agents physically attacked him in Senegal, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Mr. Sarr, who was implicated in the December, 30th coup, sustained serious injuries on his body, as a result of the attempt on his life. Sarr, was rushed to a Dakar hospital for further medical attention.
According to sources, Mr. Sarr’s attackers recently rented an apartment at a home, where the former soldier resided. The new tenants from The Gambia, were said to be Gambian security agents, who were on a covert operation assignment—possibly to take the life of Musa Sarr, sources said.
The Senegalese Gendarmerie visited the scene of the crime, where Musa Sarr was interviewed before he was taken to the hospital for treatment. Musa’s landlord was also interviewed. The landlord reportedly told the Gendarmeries that the attackers recently rented an apartment from him.
When contacted for comment, Musa Sarr, confirmed that his life was indeed attempted in Senegal. Sarr said: “I am currently being attended by the hospital. I sustained injuries during the attack. Please call me back in the next thirty minutes so that I can explain what transpired.”
Musa Sarr said he recognized one of his attackers. “ I will get back to you as soon as the doctor finish attending to me. I recognize one of my attackers,” he said.
It would be recalled that Musa Sarr’s co accused persons in the failed December, 30th coup, are awaiting to serve their time in the US after they were found guilty by a Federal Court. Sarr, who was on the run got attacked on Thursday, in Senegal, by men believed to be Gambian government security agents.
The failed assassination attempt on the life of Musa Sarr, followed dictator Yahya Jammeh’s recent threat that he was going to attack Senegal. Jammeh made the threat during an interview with a French Magazine. Barely less than a week, Jammeh made the statement, Musa Sarr got attacked in Senegal.
Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai