Senegalese forestry officers enter Gambian territory, wounded one

Jan 14, 2021, 2:06 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

 A Gambian whose name is yet to be identified at the time of gathering the report has been allegedly injured by Senegalese forestry officers, The Point has been reliably informed.

A source in the Upper River Region who spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity has confirmed the development, saying the incident happened around Gambisara in the Jimara District, URR.

Meanwhile, Lamin Sanyang, the spokesperson of the Gambia Armed Forces who was also contacted for comments confirmed that a Gambian has been wounded by the Senegalese forestry officers.

“The information we gathered is that the Senegalese forestry officers entered into the Gambian territory and attempted to take away some timber logs from the area. However, the Gambian community around the area resisted. One of the Senegalese forestry officers who was with a cutlass wounded the Gambian who attempted to take the cutlass from him.”

PRO Sanyang further added: “Those villagers told the Senegalese forestry officers that they were going to call the army. When they got the news, they opened fire in the air and then decided to go back to Senegal.”

The GAF and the police, Sanyang went on, later visited the scene, but they found out that the Senegalese forestry officers had already left.