3rd March 2020 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and
Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia has learned of the attack
launched at the Consulate of the Republic of Guinea Conakry in The Gambia on
28th February 2020 by Guinean nationals who were believed to be protesting
against the planned referendum in Conakry.
Ministry further gathered that the protesters went to the Consulate pretending
to pick up their voters’ cards, registration of which ended on Friday 28th
February. This was what gave them access to the premises.
the incident, 15 of the protesters were arrested; 13 male and 2 female. They
are expected to appear in court today Tuesday 3rd March 2020. The Ministry of
Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the attack and would like to assure the
diplomatic community of their security and safety at all times. The Gambia
Police Force and sister security services will continue to strengthen security
measures in and around all diplomatic offices and residences.