Gunjur protesters demand justice

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Residents of Gunjur village in Kombo South over the weekend organised a peaceful protest demanding justice for Buba Jammeh who was slain in a land fracas between Gunjur and Berending and several others who sustained injuries on 15 March 2019.

The protest took form of a march past with over a hundred participants, calling on government to bring killers of Mr. Jammeh to justice.

The alleged killer, Buba Drammeh, is reported to be at large having been declared wanted by the police. 

Speaking at the gathering, the president of Gunjur Youth Association, Musa Drammeh, urged government to take swift action in bringing those responsible for the crime to justice.

“We are staging this solidarity march to remind the government to take fast action in making sure that those responsible for the killing are brought to justice,” he said. “We are not going to allow this to be put under the carpet. The government should do everything possible to ensure justice for the people of Gunjur.’’

The dispute has resulted to the creation of a military buffer zone between the two communities in a bid to allow peace to reign in the two villages.

Protesters are blaming government for their inability to solve a crisis that emerged since 1980s.

Author: Yusupha Jobe