Sources at the police headquarters in Banjul have revealed that Deputy Inspector General of Police Mamour Jobe been officially appointed as the country's police chief (Inspector General of Police), replacing Landing Kinteh who had earlier resigned following the shooting incident at Faraba Banta village in Kombo East of the West Coast Rgeion last week.
The armed unit of the Gambia Police Force, PIU officers last week fired live bullets on peaceful protesters at Faraba Banta and killed two young men. The president of the Republic, HE Adama Barrow, had since visited the victims at the country's main referal hospital, the Edward Francis SMall Teaching Hospital in Banjul and has also set up a task force to investigate the Faraba incident.
The new police chief (IGP) Mamour Jobe is a veteran police officer who has spent the greater part of his career as the administrator of the Police Training School in Yundum.
In a similar development, AIG Abdoulie Sanyang, head of the Police Administration has been appointed as Deputy Inspector General of Police whilst AIG Ebrima Bah, head of the Police Planning Unit is appointed as the new Police Administration Unit and Commissioner Landing Bojang of the Police Operations is now promoted to an Assistant Inspector General of Police.