In what can be described as a “BLOODY MONDAY” in our Nation’s History – The Gambians are again confronted with dead as the PIU officers turned to their guns and pressed the trigger, resulting to the death of three environmentalists in a village called FARABA BANTANG.We at “Unifying Newspaper” conducted an independent investigation into the ongoing violence in Faraba and confirmed the death of the three gentlemen – Ismaila Bah, Bakary Seffo Kujabi and the name of the latest deceased is yet to be confirmed to this medium before publication but what is certain though is that, they were allegedly shot at and killed with live bullets; fired by personnel of the Para-Military Intervention Unit.
We were also informed of countless wounded citizens currently receiving medical treatment and others are in a live (Critical Conditions) threatening situation. Many Gambians are now questioning as to why were the villagers targeted and shot at with live bullets and who gave them the orders to use such excessive force against unarmed villagers in the first place?
It could be recalled that the people of Faraba were rightly protesting against the secret and Illegal dealings between the corrupt government officials of the current administration and one Julakay, who resides in Brikama at this hour.
According to our impeccable sources on the ground, Julakay allegedly used his connections in within the current administration to illegally secure a secret deal of owning the ‘Sand Mining’ spot in Faraba, without the consent nor acknowledgement of the villagers.
And as a result, the villagers were enraged upon discovering his secret and calculated moves to claim ownership of what belongs to them. The villagers then decided to call for a meeting so as to put a halt to it by peacefully protesting against their illegal activities in their village.After a month of violent clashes between the law enforcement officers and the defenceless villagers, it all turned out very Bloody early morning today and as we piece together this story for publication, reports are still pouring in of the continuing invasion of residential homes of the poor villagers by para-military Officers.
The villagers are traumatized because of the level of violence unleashed on them by those who were meant to serve and protect their livelihoods as citizens of our beloved motherland, in accordance with our constitution.In fact, we at “Unifying Newspaper” contacted one of the villagers (Name Withheld For Security Reasons) who informed this medium that, they (The Villagers) are fleeing for their lives as the Para-Military Officers are out to shot and kill them indiscriminately.
Many have already fled to nearby village’s to save their lives and that of their families from these trigger happy officers invading their homes at this hour, he revealed to this paper.Listening to the audios being released and circulated on social media by the terrified villagers goes to also confirm the exact narratives of our agents and the villagers we’ve contacted before going to the press.
Therefore, we at “Unifying Newspaper” are hereby calling on “Adama Barrow, his Minister of Interior and the Inspector General Of Police” to come out and tell us why is this happening to our innocent citizens and who gave the orders to shot and kill innocent citizens of our motherland?
The Current Government must be reminded that they came to power under the pretext that they are there to govern our citizens based on the fundamental principles of democracy so why are they turning to their GUNS and taking innocent lives like flies?
Furthermore, considering all the packages of lies they’ve been spreading against (President Jammeh) the then APRC government and it’s leadership, what is there that this government can tell us or the world anymore about the supposed 22 years of Dictatorship?
The irrefutable truth is, in just little over a year and half of their supposed democratic rule, Gambians can safely argue that the current “Coalition-Government” have Failed miserably and have already proven to be the ‘WORST’ of all government’s that ever existed in our nation’s history. FACT!
Their catalogue of CATASTROPHIC-ERRORS” of judgement in either serving or resolving conflicts in their capacities as government officials are rather unfortunate and their human rights record so far, is at ‘ROCK BOTTOM’.
NOT EVEN THEIR SO CALLED PARTNERS (EU) CAN WASH THEM OFF OF THIS BLOOD STAIN ON BOTH THEIR HANDS AND SHOLDERS.
Although ‘Adama Barrow’ is known for saying ‘NOTHING’, even whereas the implications of staying muted are frighteningly shocking but in this case, he must now ensure that all those directly involved in the senseless killing of the innocent people of Faraba Bantang are immediately apprehended and brought before a court of law, Forthwith.Failure of which, he and his administration will forever be tainted with the innocent blood of our citizens and a day is coming soon, when he and his administration shall be facing their own judgement, without fail.
#NB: TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, YOUR EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT BARROW. YOU JUST CAN’T LET THIS INCIDENT BE BRUSHED UNDER THE CARPET LIKE THAT OF ‘HARUNA JATTA’ AND CO, BECAUSE THE REPERCUSSIONS ARE FAR MORE GREATER THAN DEALING WITH IT NOW SO MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUNSHINE, IF YOU MAY.
WE ARE ALL EARS AND ALL EYES ARE FIXATED ON YOU AND YOUR ADMINISTRATION.
WHO IS NEXT TO BE KILLED, WHEN AND WHERE WE NOW ASKING???
Sulayman Shyngle Nyassi/UK
Recipient Of ‘The Order Of The Islamic Republic Of The Gambia‘ – (O.R.G)