EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Update from Gambia’s Presidency has indicated that President Adama Barrow has accepted the resignation of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Landing Kinteh, who was said to ave resigned from his position on Thursday.
The update also indicated that Mr. Barrow will visit the community of Faraba tomorrow Friday to pay his condolences and respect to the families of the Monday victims. Ahead of the visit, the community of Faraba Thursday afternoon met with Senior State House officials and expressed deep appreciation of the solidarity and support demonstrated by the President since the beginning of the tragedy.
Chairman of the Village Development Committee (VDC) who spoke on behalf of the community described Faraba as a peaceful community and not known for violence. He said contrary to what is being spread on the media, the incident was not political but rather prompted by the need to protect the vital interest of their community.
Chairman Sanyang used the opportunity to inform the gathering that the community is not part of or associated with any planned demonstrations linked to the incident anywhere in the country. He urged anyone who wants to show solidarity with the community to visit them in Faraba.
President Barrow’s tomorrow visit follows his appointment of a Presidential Inquiry into the matter, and visit to the victims at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. He has also appointed a Coroner to establish the cause of the deaths.