Escaped armed attackers flee to Guinea-Bissau?


The reporter indicated that he obtained the information from a military source in Guinea-Bissau yesterday (Thursday). They “arrived Wednesday evening in Bissau and turned themselves in to the (military) authorities,” the source in Bissau told AFP. The source did not explain how the fugitives reached Guinea-Bissau. Foroyaa got in touch with the PRO of the Gambia Armed Forces for clarification on this and other questions relating to the incident of the gunfire in Banjul which were put to him earlier. But when he was asked whether we can put forward our questions, he said he was not in a position to make any comment at that moment. He said he was also not in a position to say when he would be in a position to answer questions. On 30 December 2014, between the hours of 2am and 4am, sporadic heavy gunshots kept Banjulians awake and when daylight came, they found soldiers patrolling the streets of Banjul. Apart from the statement asking people to remain calm without stating what had happened, there has been no official statement on the incident up to the time of going to press. President Jammeh identified the ring leader as Lamin Sanneh. He also said four of the armed attackers were killed, though he did not mention any other name.]]>