The Gambian police have announced the suspension of political meetings and activities in the country henceforth. Permits issued to the APRC, the UDP, and other parties to convene political rallies have been rescinded until further notice, Superintendent David Kujabi told Freedom radio in an interview today. This followed, a political violence between the supporters of the United Democratic party (UDP) and former dictator Yahya Jammeh’s APRC party in Busumbala last night. A one-year old baby was injured during the incident; and there was massive damage to property. Parties involved in the violence were armed with cutlasses and other deadly weapons. Vehicle windscreens were smashed into pieces while properties burnt to the ground.

Police spokesman David Kujabi said no arrest has been made yet saying the incident happened at night and therefore the police must conduct a thorough investigations before effecting an arrest. He said calm has returned to the area. He appealed to Gambians to remain calm and respect the rule of law.

Tune in to Freedom Radio to listen to the full interview.

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