Jan 14, 2009, 5:01 AM
As the conflict in war-torn
The Gambian consular officer in
Confirming the story to this reporter last evening, the Director General of Gambia Immigration Department, Buba Sagnia, said the evacuates arrived at 8:45pm local time.
“They came on board Air
According to Sagnia, most of them said they were staying in and around
Unlike some of the previous evacuates from
They complained of no tortured, except the loss of belongs by some of them.
The young Gambian evacuees were said to have been in the desert trekking for days, before reaching
According to immigration officials, the latest batch comprises mainly youth from Baddibou, the
Meanwhile, the head of the country’s Immigration service used the opportunity to call on Gambian youths to desist from embarking on dangerous journeys abroad.
He recalled that earlier this year, the
This was a clear demonstration of the government’s commitment to address the plight of citizens wherever they may be.
He added that the government is doing its best, but the people must change their attitude.
Immigration DG Sagnia blamed human traffickers for putting unrealistic expectations in the minds of our young people while calling on the media to help in the fight against illegal migration.