Capture Yahya Jammeh, Dead Or Alive-ECOWAS orders Troops

By Ikenga Chronicles January 19, 2017

The ECOWAS  military arm, ECOMOG has ordered its troops to capture Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh dead or alive as his mandate expires. An ECOMOG military commander said it will “take action” at midnight unless Jammeh steps down before the deadline.

Commander Maiga Mboro said “all the troops are already in place” and some not far from the Gambian border.

Senegalese army General Francis Ndiaye will be heading a team of ECOMOG soldiers from five West African nations for the joint operation that would uphold the outcome of Gambia’s presidential election and the will of its people.

Ndiaye would lead at least 860 troops from Nigeria, 500 Senegalese infantry soldiers and 60 Special Commandos to capture President Jammeh, dead or alive.

Already 11 pilots, 11 crew members and 80 supporting troops have been deployed close to the Gambian border. Ghana is also contributing to the force.

At least 26,000 Gambians, mostly women, and children had crossed into Senegal by Monday evening amid fears that violence could erupt, the UN refugee agency said, citing Senegalese government figures.

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