Lamin K. Sanyang, the public relations officer (PRO) of The Gambia Armed Force
(GAF) has told The Point in an interview that the return of generals, Umpa
Mendy and Ansumana Tamba from Equatorial Guinea in the country poses no threat
to our national security.
“The two men came through Royal Air Morocco and they are currently detained at the Yundum Military Barrack helping security officers in their investigation,” he said. “At the moment we cannot tell you as to whether there was anyone that escaped, but the investigation will reveal it.”
The army PRO said they are at the moment trying to flesh out why they decided to stay with Yahya Jammeh in Equatorial Guinea for more than a year without returning to work.
“At the moment we cannot tell anything unless the investigation is done. We are also finding out as to why they decided to stay in Equatorial Guinea for more than a year without reporting to work among others,” Sanyang added.
Major Lamin K. Sanyang added that there is no cause for alarm in the country. The security situation of the country, he assured, is under control. “The people can continue to go on their normal businesses.”
Quizzed by the Reporter Momodou Jawo as to why the two most wanted Jammeh loyalists, who are alleged to have committed heinous crime during the former regime were not arrested at on the spot at the airport, PRO Sanyang stated “investigation are ongoing.”
Asked again about the rumors that General Badgie has also left Equatorial Guinea, Sanyang said they are monitoring their activities.
Sanyang said General Umpa Mendy was arrested at his home in Busumbala, while General Ansumana Tamba was arrested in Yarambamba.