Senegalese Troops Enter Gambia, Jammeh gets Last Chance to Leave Office
January 20 , 2017
Senegalese Troops Entered Gambia, Jammeh Gets Last Chance to Leave Office
January 20, 2017: As per reports, Yahya Jammeh has been given a final opportunity to leave the office by Friday afternoon, or he will be forced to quit by UN-backed regional forces. The Senegalese troops have already entered Gambia, but have been told to halt operations until the deadline passes.
The Economic Community of West African States is in support of Adama Barrow, who has already been sworn in on Thursday as the new president of Gambia.
Reports also say that the Senegalese troops are ready to fight if required.
President Yahya Jammeh Refuses to Step Down
January 19, 2017: As per reports, president of Gambia Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down from his position even after being persuaded to leave office.
Adama Barrow, who won election last month, is due to take up the position on Thursday. The West African military forces will be moving in if the president does not leave the office.
A deadline was set by Senegal, and the Senegalese troops are still stationed at the border of Gambia. The deadline has already passed at midnight.
Nigeria and other states in the region are supporting the threat of the military actions.
Reports also say that Gambian army chief Ousman Badjie mentioned that the country's troops will not fight against the Senegalese forces if they enter the country.
State of Emergency Declared in Gambia
January 17, 2017: A 90-day state of emergency has been declared in Gambia by the president of the country, Yahya Jammeh. He came up with the decision a day before his official mandate ends.
The extraordinary interference of the other countries in his nation's affairs and December's election were decried by him.
The regional leaders tried persuading him so that he hands over power to the winner of the polls, Adama Barrow, but they have been unsuccessful.
The move was made after President Jammeh was pressurized to step down and due to which Nigeria even deployed a warship.