Standoff between soldiers and ECOWAS forces as guards loot furniture, cars at Gambian state house (photos,video)

Standoff between soldiers and ECOWAS forces as guards loot furniture, cars at Gambian state house (photos,video)

Despite the exit of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh, who fled to Guinea Saturday night, January 21, West African troops have entered the country.

Standoff Between Soldiers And ECOWAS Forces At The Gambian State House

Gambia guards at statehouse loot furniture, computers and cars belonging to the state

Coalition forces of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who have been on stand by in Senegal 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.

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Meanwhile guards at statehouse are looting furniture, computers and cars belonging to the state government.

In another development, the exiled former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh has been accused of emptying the coffers of the state before going into exile. Over $11million has been declared missing from The Gambia's treasury.

Recall that Yahya Jammeh, who was defeated by Adama Barrow in the December 1 presidential poll, finally left the country in the evening of Saturday, January 21, 2017 after 22 years of holding sway as the president of the tiny West African country.

Source: Naij.com

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