Standoff Between Soldiers And ECOWAS Forces At The Gambian State House. Photos
Posted On 25/01/2017
Reports from Gambia say Economic Community of Waest African States (ECOWAS) coalition forces who have been on stand by in Senegal have moved into Gambia with a view to securing strategic positions. According to journalist and Human Rights activist, MamaLinguere Sarr, there was a standoff as soldiers at the State House negotiated to hand over to the ECOWAS forces after arrival..
Civilians who gathered outside the presidential palace were reportedly in support of the ECOWAS forces and angry with the soldiers for supporting former president Yahya Jammeh before his exile and also urged them to open the gate for the troops to take control ahead of the new president, Adama Barrow’s arrival from Senegal.