Three people have been reportedly injured
when the youths of Fass Omar Saho village in the North Bank Region (NBR)
allegedly attacked the people of Kerr Mama village in the Upper Nuimi District
on Friday, The Point has been informed.
Abdul Jallow, Absa Njie and Kala Jobe, all from Kerr Mama sustained injuries, a source said. Mr. Jallow our source in NBR added is still hospitalised at the Serrekunda General Hospital in Kanifing.
Police in the NBR have arrested some youths of Fass Omar Saho village and were currently being detained at the Barra Police Station as investigation into the matter continues. The three people that sustained injured during the clash were rushed to Essau Health Centre for medical attention.
The incident our source noted started when two horse carts belonging to Fass Omar Saho village were spotted in the Kerr Mama Forest, illegally cutting down trees for firewood. “The horse carts were then apprehended and escorted to the village by the youths of Kerr Mama.”
“The arrested youths of Fass Omar Saho were told by the Village Development Committee (VDC) of Kerr Mama to pay 500 dalasi for each of the horse carts before the carts could be released as it is part of the village rules,” our source said.
During the course of negotiation for the payment, the source went on, a large number of youths from Fass Omar Saho came with weapons including cutlasses resulting to a fight in which 3 people got injured.
The alkalolu of Fass Omar Saho and Kerr Mama were not available for comment.
The spokesperson of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) David Kujabi, could not equally be reached at the time of gathering the report.