2 Senegalese arrested in attempt to attack Gambian village

Monday, May 28, 2018

Police in the Central River Region (CRR) have arrested two Senegalese nationals with locally made pistol as they attempted to attack Jahanka village in the Upper Fulladou District of CRR, The Point has been informed.

The suspects: Momodou Barry and Manka Camara are currently being detained at the Major Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) at the Police Headquarters in Banjul as investigation into to matter deepens.

The said pistol was found with Momodou Barry and was believed to be loaded with bullets. 

A source revealed that Manka Camara was riding the motorbike they came with to the Jahanka village with more bullets in their bag.

“The two Senegalese were arrested on Wednesday by Gambian securities as they attempted to launch another attack on Jahanka village,” our source in CRR said.

It could be recalled that one Ansumana Drammeh, an officer of The Gambia Fire and Rescue Services (GFRS), posted in Bansang in the Central River Region (CRR) was shot in his two legs by neighbouring villagers of Senegal around Jahanka village in the Upper Fulladou District in which a fight erupted between the border villages of Kerr-Yerro and Jahanka. One Senegalese was arrested during the course as he attempted to flee. He was detained at the Bansang Police Station whereas investigation continued.

Few months ago, the Senegalese forestry officers and the youths of Sare Jawbeh village in the Jimara District of Upper River Region (URR) had also clashed, resulting to the injury of three Gambians including an immigration officer.

Our source in CRR further noted that the border villages of Senegal around Jahanka have threatened to attack Jahanka village. “I can tell you that the Gambians soldiers have been deployed at the village with a view to guard them from any attack.”

Author: Momodou Jawo