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Man sets himself ablaze

Feb 2, 2017, 11:33 AM | Article By: Bruce Asemota

One Babucarr Ceesay, a 47-year-old Senegalese national from the Casamance region, was on Tuesday morning reported to have set himself ablaze at Fajara in the Kanifing Municipality.

According to witnesses’ account, the victim, said to be a Muslim fanatic, was seen in the early hours of Tuesday coming from the mosque entering the sentry where he used to sleep but after about two hours, they saw smoke exiting from the sentry.

As they arrived at the scene, they found Babucarr lying covered with a bale of burning clothes burnt without recognition.

He was immediately taken to the Serekunda Hospital where he lost his life.

Meanwhile, Ndemba Hydara and Ebou Corr disclosed that the victim, Babucarr Ceesay, came to The Gambia some years ago and had no wife or relatives in the country.