26 February 2018

Gambia: Three Wounded As Senegalese Forestry Officers Clashed With Sare Jawbeh Youths

Three people have reportedly been wounded as youths of Sare Jawbeh village in the Jimara District of the Upper River Region (URR) clashed with Senegalese forestry officers, The Point has been informed.

According to our sources, the Senegalese forestry officers have arrested a boy - a Senegalese national and handcuffed him. "The boy was arrested with timber logs. The forestry officers escorted the boy to Sare Jawbeh village in the Jimara District where they intended to sell those logs.

But that did not go well with the youths of the village who confronted the Senegalese forestry officers resulting to a clash.

Our sources added that the said forestry officers had fired their gun; however, no one was wounded as a result of gunshot.

Our sources said that the youths who outnumbered the forestry officers took their weapons from them and arrested three of them and the other escaped.

Our sources further stated that one Abdouraman Baldeh and Ebrima Baldeh both youth of Sare Jawbeh village sustained injuries, while one Bojang an immigration officer also got wounded.

Our reporter has been reliably informed that the arrested forestry officers were later handed over to the Bakadagi Police Station in the Jimara District who later handed them to the Basse Police Station.

The arrested forestry officers according to our sources are Seydou Balde, Cheikh Mane and Babacar Diakhate while the fourth person Abdourahman Balde ran way.

The Point has learned that Gambian authorities later visited the scene where the five bullets were reported to been fired by the Senegalese forestry officers were recovered. The matter, our sources added is under investigation.


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