Gambia Commission Told of Murder of West African Migrants

Gibril Ngorr Secka, an adviser in the Gambian interior ministry and a former intelligence chief, has in his recent appearance at the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, revealed the names of 51 West African migrants, who were murdered in cold blood, allegedly on the orders of former president Yahya Jammeh in July 2005. He said the names and details of the migrants were collected from the Kairaba police station and kept, because he believed that some day, an account had to be given. After establishing that the massacre was perpetrated by state authorities, Gambia's Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, exposed the government cover-up that followed.

conference hall of Gambia's Truth Commission (file photo).

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