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ECOMIG repatriates soldiers arrested for violating curfew

Sep 21, 2020, 11:41 AM

Two ECOMIG soldiers who were reportedly found dining and wining with dozens of women at the Senegambia/Bijilo area in the early hours of last Thursday morning have been repatriated to Senegal, a news release states.

“The attention of the ECOWAS Mission in the Gambia (ECOMIG) has been drawn to the numerous reports in both traditional and social media concerning the arrest of two of its personnel by the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) for violating curfew regulations imposed in The Gambia by His Excellency President Adama Barrow.”

“It would be recalled that in August 2020, the Government of The Gambia imposed a night-to-dawn curfew as part of efforts to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, two of our personnel serving at the State House were on 16 September 2020 arrested by The Gambian Intervention Police having violated the stipulated COVID-19 protocols by breaking the curfew.”

“ECOMIG states unequivocally that it condemns this act by its personnel. Aside its mandate, ECOMIG has Standing Operating Procedures which guides the conduct of every personnel. In addition to strict disciplinary measures instituted, all ECOMIG troops are constantly advised to abide by all the laws of The Gambia which includes regulations like curfew and other COVID 19 protocols amongst others. It is therefore inappropriate for any of ECOMIG personnel to go contrary to these regulations.”

“In order to send a strong message to all ECOMIG personnel and to ensure that no personnel go against any of these regulations, the two Senegalese soldiers involved have been immediately repatriated to their country. Further disciplinary action is expected to be taken against them upon their arrival back home.”

“ECOMIG wishes to assure the good people of The Gambia that it will at all times respect all laws of the country and would not shield any of its personnel who violates them. We will also continue to work closely with the security agencies to ensure a safe and secure environment to enable the citizens go about their normal activities in peace.”

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