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Who killed Deyda Hydara? Proper investigations demanded

Dec 16, 2016, 12:37 PM

Twelve years since one of Gambia’s illustrious sons, Deyda Hydara, was gunned down, no clue as to who killed him is yet to come by, even as a proper investigation into his death is still demanded.

Deyda Hydara was gunned down in cold blood for contributing to meeting the needs and aspirations of the Gambian people and humanity at large, through the discharge of his professional duty as a journalist.

Born on 9 June 1946 at Dobson Street in Banjul, Deyda Hydara was gunned down by unknown assassins on the night of the 13th anniversary of The Point newspaper, the paper he co-founded and for which he served as Managing Editor until his gruesome murder.

In observance of the twelfth anniversary of the assassination of Deyda, media chiefs and heads of The Gambia’s various media houses and colleagues in the media have reiterated their call for proper investigations to be done to bring the culprit(s) to book.

The following are statements by various media chiefs on the occasion of the anniversary: