Deadly Gambia riot
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.