BREAKING NEWS!!! Yahya Jammeh Declares State Of Emergency In Gambia

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends.

He decried “extraordinary” foreign interference in his country’s affairs and December’s election.

Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade Mr Jammeh to hand over power to Adama Barrow, who won the polls.

The move comes after Nigeria deployed a warship to put further pressure on Mr Jammeh to step down.

Regional bloc Ecowas, the Economic Community of West African States, has prepared a Senegal-led force but maintains that military intervention would be a last resort.

In his televised announcement, Mr Jammeh said “any acts of disobedience to the laws The Gambia, incitement of violence and acts intended to disturb public order and peace” are banned under the state of emergency.

He said security forces were instructed to “maintain absolute peace, law and order”.

Earlier, the National Assembly passed a motion condemning what it called the “unlawful and malicious interference” of the African Union and the country’s neighbour, Senegal, in The Gambia’s affairs.

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16 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS!!! Yahya Jammeh Declares State Of Emergency In Gambia

  1. What is the world turning into, when a president terms are over and he didn’t want to go, Africa leaders learn from other nations and do the right thing before you are being disgrace.

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  2. If Jammeh by his greed,recalcitrance & stubbornness makes invasion by Ecowas troops inevitable and any one Gambian (civilian or soldier),is killed in the process, Jammeh must be killed no matter where he runs to. Enough of all these nonsense by these our sit-tight buffoon African brothers!

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