World Yahya Jammeh's Supporters Protest Over Military Presence In His Home


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Supporters of exiled former leader of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh staged protest against ECOMIG military presence and occupying of the ex-president’s home.



The Gambia’s Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty in his late night televised statement on Saturday condemned the deadly riot that took place in Kanilai, the home village of former president Yahya Jammeh.

The minister confirmed the arrest of 22 protesters, who on Friday took to street demanding the withdrawal of ECOMIG soldiers from their community.

He accused the protestors in Kanilai and the border villages of Cassamance in Senegal of protesting riotously without acquiring a permit from the police.

Some of the protesters were in possession of arms demanding the joint security including the ECOMIG forces to leave the village.

“During the exchange two protesters and one ECOMIG officer were injured. Unfortunately, one of the injured protestors died this morning at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul,” Minister Fatty said.
 

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