7 Officers Dismissed From GAF



By Lamin Jassey UK

The Army command has dismissed 5 Majors and 2 Captains accused of giving information to former President Yahya Jammeh in Equatorial Guinea. These officers were suspected by the Army high command and subsequently put under surveillance. Couple of weeks ago, the Army command was able to intercept their communications with former President Yahya Jammeh. They are accused of supplying former president Jammeh with some national security details thereby, undermining the national security of The Gambia.

These officers include the following:-

Major Karamba Jammeh, who was an outrider at the then State House and later posted at Yundum Barrack’s Supply and Transport Unit after the dissolution of former State Guards; Major Alieu Sowe, former Kanilai Farm Manager until Jammeh left for exile to Equatorial Guinea; Major Kebba Gibba, a military intelligence officer attached to the Airport; Major Lamin Manneh (alias Gilbert) who was responsible for Yahya Jammeh’s vehicles at the State House and later posted to Yundum Transport Unit when Jammeh went into exile; Major Gibril Jammeh, farm manager of Farato and Sifoe farms; Captain Sulayman Jammeh, company commander presently at Basse Military Barracks, he was recently called to testify at the Janneh Commission; and Captain Abdoulie Badjie, a military intelligence officer posted at Fajara Barracks.

Sources in the Army Command reassured that they are very vigilant and conscious of some loyal Jammeh remnants within the Army. Sources noted that all the traitors will be eventually removed from the Gambia Armed Forces, but it has to be done in accordance with the law.

“The general public is hereby assured of their security and safety but people must be vigilant to report anything suspicious to the security services,” my source stated.

Editor’s Note; The Army Spokesperson could not be reached for comments or reaction to this development at the time of publication.