Gambia: No security threats from ex-president Jammeh's surrogates - Gov't

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The press secretary at the Office of the Gambian President has refuted reports that some ex-soldiers believed to be loyalists of former President Yahya Jammeh are posing external security threats to the government of President Adama Barrow.

Amie Bojang Sissoho said President Barrow was aware of the reports regarding possible security threats to the new government.

“But the Gambia government is very aware of the fact that any external force must come through our neighbouring countries or by sea. Our security officers are vigilant and working in close partnership with their security partners in neighbouring countries to avert any possible threats,” she said in a statement made available to PANA on Friday in Banjul.  

She said: ”The Government wishes to reassure the general public that there is absolutely no cause for undue alert regarding this report. President Barrow urges everyone to continue working together towards the country's continued peace and stability.”

According to Bojang, Gambia's security forces were in constant touch with their counterparts in Senegal and other surrounding countries and they were working together on anything that might come up as far as security was concerned.
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14 july 2017 09:34:17

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