“If criminals could flog men in uniform, that indicates a major security lapses”


In the wake of an armed robbery at Fass Njaga Choi, this medium spoke to some residents who attributed the aggravated insecurity within their vicinity due to porous borders compounded with poorly equipped police.
A police officer was confirmed beaten, according to the police PRO., his rifle was seized by armed robbers.
The weekend incident sparked commotion and fear among residents.

Gibbi Bah and Ousman Joof both call for more spending on the security sector to enhance efficiency .” if criminals could flog men in uniform, that indicates a major security lapse.

Alhagie Mbye who frequents the settlement on a business trip told BlockTV Gambia that he might be targeted with his tricycle while appealing to the government to equip the security for more vigilant patrol.
” police need to be provided with vehicles, and guns so that they can do their duties effectively. Anybody can be a target now”

Fatou Jobe, a market vendor echoed a similar sentiment .” my travel in and out of the village with cash to buy goods across the border . Now that armed robbers surface, I am not comfortable “.

In a press statement, The Gambia Police Force high command is deeply concerned with the unfortunate incident of an alleged attack by suspected armed robbers on residents and the PIU officers at the Fass Njaga Choi police checkpoint in Lower Nuimi District, North Bank Region.

“This particular incident happened on Sunday, 12th February 2023 around 4:00 am and resulted in the cause of injuries of one PIU officer, Cpl Lamin Jammeh, who was shot in his left hand. Similarly, it is also confirmed that two civilians, both male, were assaulted during the alleged attack. All three injured persons are currently responding to medical treatment at a health facility.”

Meanwhile, the police said they have arrested one suspect and he is now helping police with investigations.