Dec 27, 2016, 10:39 AM
The United States Embassy in
Reports said nearly 3000 lives were lost when two planes struck the
In The Gambia, the US Embassy observed the day with prayers and short statements from embassy staff, on what the
Addressing the staff of the embassy at the solemn anniversary ceremony, Cindy Gregg,
“The September 11 attack in the
According to her, Al-Qaeda has no link with Islam, but is creating terror in the world.
Abbi Jallow, a staff of the
“I was in
According to Jallow, she personally saw the second plane going towards the Pentagon, adding that she would not want anybody to go through what she went through that day.
Zineb Jah, also a US Embassy staff, who works under the Public Affairs unit, said the incident met her in
Lamin Sonko, supply clerk at the embassy, said it is always sad to remember one of the most inhuman and catastrophic murders that have ever happened in the world.
“This was a day when inhuman and ill-guided and disgruntled individuals used Islam as a cover and crashed aircraft into the twin towers of
Wuyeh Bojang, a front gate receptionist at the embassy said the incident marked the mass murder of thousands of innocent people on American soil.
He added that the act was carried out by a group of fanatics, who used the name of a religion to carry out atrocities in diverse places around the world.
Alex Bangura of the US Peace Corps Banjul Office said although the September 11 attack happened on American soil, it is the responsibility of all alive to ensure that such do not reoccur.
Malick Jeng, the political and economic officer at the embassy; Ebrima Manneh, assistant political and economic officer/security cooperation coordinator; Papa Momodou Njie, assisitant public affairs officer and education advisor, Sheriff Bojang, Managing Director of The Standard newspaper, among others, all spoke at the ceremony, denouncing the act.