Barrow relieves army chief Lt. General Masanneh Kinteh

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: President Adama Barrow and Commander in Chief of The Gambia Armed Forces has relieved Lieutenant General Masanneh N. Kinteh of his duties as the Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces.

The firing of the CDS took effect since 5th of March, according to a media release from office of the president on Wednesday.

No reason was advanced but the president said he acted according to powers vested in him under Section 190 of the 1997 Constitution.

Meanwhile, the President has appointed Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Yakuba A. Drammeh to take over from General Kinteh.

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