The exiled Gambian dictator has reacted to the shooting incident, which took place in his home village, which left one former soldier Ismaila Tamba, shot in the back, Freedom Newspaper can report. Speaking to the community of Kanilai, through a Jolla interpreter, Jammeh, who spoke in English, said, he is angrier than the villagers as far as the said shooting incident was concerned. He called on the inhabitants of the village to observe and respect the rule of law and avoid any action that could jeopardize the country’s peace and stability. Jammeh also assured the villagers that he was going to solve the problem in his own way; though he wouldn’t explain as to what measures he intends to employ to resolve the matter.
“If they are angry, I am angrier than them because I know what is going on. I am appealing to them; let them not take the law into their own hands. Let them just watch and see; what is going to happen; We will take care of it; Let them not get involve in anything. I don’t want any problem on the side of the villagers. We will solve the problem,” Jammeh said in a whatsapp audio message that was forwarded to the Freedom Newspaper by an anonymous Gambian on the ground.
Jammeh is living in exile in Equatorial Guinea. He left The Gambia back in January of 2017 for Equatorial Guinea after mounting pressure from the African bloc ECOWAS.
One Esmaila Tamba, a former soldier, was shot at yesterday at the Kanilai checkpoint after he was alleged to have tried to evade control at the checkpoint, Freedom Newspaper has been reliably informed. Tamba is a cab driver. He was shot in the back. He was rushed to the Bwiam Sulayman Junkung Jammeh hospital.
The Gambian army says the matter is under investigation. The soldier, who was linked to shooting incident, is helping the military police in their investigations, the army spokesman Major Lamin K Sanyang, was quoted as saying by The Gambian army. Sanyang also said all the soldiers, who were duty at the Kanilai checkpoint are also being investigated by the military police.
Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai