Gambia in house-to-house search for coup plotters

Gambia in house-to-house search for coup plotters

Thursday, January 1, 2015 1:15 pm


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Loyal forces from the Gambia Armed Forces have launched house to house search for the fleeing coup plotters that attacked the presidential palace on Tuesday, Xinhua has reported quoting military sources.

“Our men have launched house to house operation searching for the fleeing insurgences who have escaped from Tuesday attempted coup plot led by Lt Colonel Lamin Sanneh,” the official who declined to be named said.

“We are looking for them after three of them escape from last night heavy shootout, they escaped and we don’t know exactly where they are hiding out; we therefore launched this operation to arrest them,” the official said.

According to the military source in Banjul, one of the captives is recuperating at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. It is expected that he will help investigation.

Three heavy military check points are still mounted at the entrance of the Gambia’s capital Banjul, while three other check points are also mounted inside the city of Banjul, Xinhua said.

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