EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Organisation of Islamic Corporation (OIC) security task force committee and the Turkish security team who are in the country to offer training to personnel of The Gambia Police Force in preparation of the country’s successful hosting of the 2019 OIC summit today visited The Gambia-Senegal border at Amdalai.
The team’s visit to the North Bank Region border community is one of their mandates to ensure security ahead of the OIC summit meeting next November.
The convoy was received by the North Bank Regional police Commissioner Momodou Sowe upon arrival at the Barra police station.
After a short briefing, former Gambian diplomat now at the OIC secretariat Ensa Babou Sey told the Commissioner that they are on a survey to critically look examine security system including borders on how to improve both technical and financial aspect and setting up of vigilant cameras ahead of the OIC summit.
During a meeting at Amdalai, Assistant Inspector General Ebrima Bah at the Ministry of Interior said the Minister went on a pre-planning project three weeks ago with a committee that is tasked to provide security strategy plans, look into potential security threats and analyze what The Gambia has, need and wants and report back as the Turkish delegation is here to support capacity and provide basic needs for the summit.
North Bank Regional Police Commissioner Momodou Sowe said the region is the safest in the country with ninety thousand (90,000) inhabitants that are secured by two hundred and forty police officers.
He said the region has the human resources but lacked the tools to enable them accomplish their mandate in apprehending criminals. He pleaded to the task force to equip his men in other to effectively carry their duty.
Meanwhile, the convoy heads to the Police Intervention Unit headquarters in Kanifing where they are expected to meet the police unit which will be the last visit spot for the day.
The tour will continue tomorrow with a visit to Giboro and the Banjul international airport respectively.