By Abdoulie Dibba
Today, Friday 10th  April 2015, marks 15 years since the tragic event
which led to the death of 14 students  by gun shots with live bullets
as students call for justice after Ebrima Barry died as a result of
inhumane and degrading punishment.Abdoukarim Jammeh, one of the victims who sustained gun shot wounds
but survived with a disabled left leg informed Foroyaa in an interview
on Thursday that the tragic event has left an indelible mark on him
that he would forever live to remember.
He described the event as the darkest days in the history of Gambian
students when a peaceful protest march of unarmed students ended
tragically claiming the lives of 14 students who died from gunshots as
well as the physical injury of many students like himself..
“I am calling on the Government to ensure that justice takes its
course,” stated Abdoukarim Jammeh.
He indicated that the matter should not be brushed aside only to be
forgotten when justice has not been done to console the victims.
Abdoukarim indicated that after 15 years of being disabled as a result
of the event, he is yet to receive any significant attention from the
state in terms of physical rehabilitation or securing his future.
He concluded by calling on all Gambians to remember and pray for the
fallen students so that their souls would rest in perfect peace and
for the living victims to recover. He called the Government to observe
April 10 and 11 as a National Holiday.