‘We don’t want this incident to happen anywhere ever again’ - President Barrow

Monday, June 25, 2018

President Adama Barrow says his government does not want the bloody and deadly incident which took place at Faraba and led to the killing of three young men to happen anywhere ever again in the country.

Barrow made these remarks on Friday at Faraba while addressing a calmed and sombre gathering at the village’s ‘Bantaba.’

“What happened here, we don’t want it and we do not want it to happen anywhere ever again in The Gambia,” he said.

“That is why we are ready and have tightened our belts about this matter to do everything possible to see that the truth is revealed.”

The Gambian leader went on: “We are not doing it for Faraba alone, we are doing it for the sake of The Gambia and we are doing it also for the truth to be established.”

He said they will get to the bottom of the matter so that it will reflect the efforts Gambians fought for.

“The efforts we made and the fighting we did so that The Gambia will go forward, for that progress to be sustained, so that what happened here never to happen anywhere ever again”

He told the people of Faraba that the entire Gambian populace is his family and their security is his responsibility.

“I told the family members inside the mosque that I am standing here as president of the republic but my previous job was easier and I enjoyed it more than what I am doing now.”

“But Allah gave me the job and that makes every Gambian my family. I am responsible for the entire security of Gambian people. Whatever Gambians suffer, I suffer too, that is why I am here to serve the entire Gambia; I am not supposed to work for only one person, not to work for ourselves. I am here to serve The Gambia and Faraba is inside The Gambia,” President Barrow stressed.

Author: Sankulleh Gibril Janko