APRC urges Barrow to review agreement of stationing Senegalese troops in Foni

Jan 31, 2022, 12:37 PM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

The opposition Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) on Friday issued a press release urging President Adama Barrow to review the agreement that led to the presence in Foni, of Senegalese troops in the ECOMIG mission.


They equally called on him to treat the recent skirmishes in the Fonis between rebels and Senegalese soldiers with urgency in a bid to restore peace and tranquility in the region.

The party assured the people of Foni and Gambians in general of their unflinching support at all times, while praying for lasting peace and security in the country.

“The APRC under the leadership of The Right Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta together with his National Executive Committee wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the people of Foni and satellite villages during the recent exchange of gunfire between the troops stationed in Foni, and the MFDC separatist rebels in Casamance when Senegalese forces pursued a vehicle believed to be carrying logs crossed the border into the Southern Region of Senegal seeking for sanctuary,” the release states.

The statement continued that APRC through its NAM for Foni Kansala Hon. Musa Amul Nyassi learnt that some villagers fled for safety after being terrified by sporadic exchange of fire by both forces. 

“In the same vein, we are extending our heartfelt condolences to the families of the soldiers and any loss of lives caused by the unfortunate incident. We wish speedy recoveries to those injured and we pray for the departed souls to attain eternal peace and be granted Jannah,” the release ended. 

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