Deadly Gam­bia riot

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BANJUL: The Gam­bia’s In­te­rior Min­is­ter Mai Ah­mad Fatty has con­demned a deadly riot that took place in Kani­lai, the home vil­lage of for­mer pres­i­dent Yahya Jam­meh.

The min­is­ter con­firmed the ar­rest of 22 pro­test­ers, who took to the streets on Fri­day de­mand­ing the with­drawal of sol­diers from West Africa’s in­ter­ven­tion force, Ecomig.

Fatty ac­cused the pro­test­ers in Kani­lai and the bor­der vil­lages of Cas­samance in Sene­gal of protest­ing with­out ac­quir­ing a po­lice per­mit.

Some of the pro­test­ers were armed. Fatty said the vil­lage head of Kani­lai and oth­ers had gone into hid­ing af­ter the protest.

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