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Jammeh leaves with 50 people, top security aides

Jan 23, 2017, 10:44 AM

According to sources close to security services and at Yundum International Airport, as many as fifty (50) people accompanied former president Yahya Jammeh into exile, when he left The Gambia on Saturday evening for asylum in Equatorial Guinea.

Among them was Jammeh’s spouse, the first lady Zineb Jammeh, and Jammeh’s mother Aja Ashombi Bojang.

The 50 included seven (7) top security officers at State House in Banjul namely, General Ansumana Tamba, Commander of the State Guard, General Sulayman Badjie, General Ompa Mendy, Lt Colonel Wandifa Barrow, Colonel Amadou Joof, Captain Ousman Jallow, and Sergeant Lamin Nyassi.

 Diplomatic sources told Reuters that Yahya Jammeh is going to Guinea Conakry for a short stay and then to exile in Equatorial Guinea.