Gambians mourn President- elect, Barrow son

Gambians mourn President- elect, Barrow son

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:22 am


Habibu

Habibu

Gambians are mourning eight –year- old son of the country’s President elect, Adama Barrow who died on Monday after a dog bite.

According to BBC,  many Gambians on social media have been changing their profile photos to that of Habibu Barrow to show their sympathy.

Habibu died in hospital after being bitten by a dog on Sunday at his aunt’s house in Fajara, a coastal resort near Banjul.

He sustained head injury in the attack by the dog.

BBC reports that many residences in Fajara, an upmarket area, have security dogs to ward off intruders.

The website also reported that Barrow was unable to attend Monday’s funeral as he intends to remain in neighbouring Senegal until his return on Thursday for his swearing-in.

But his second wife Sarjo, Habibu’s mother, was there along with her two other children.

Since Mr Jammeh announced he was contesting the vote on 9 December, Mr Barrow, a devout Muslim with two wives, moved his children to stay with relatives for safety.

Credit: BBC

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