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4 Soldiers Died In Road Traffic Accident

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The four State Guards Battalion personnel who died in the Road Traffic Accident on 11th August 2022 (Photo: Jamanoo)

By Buba Gagigo

The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) has lost 4 personnel of the State Guards Battalion in a Road Traffic Accident (RTA), this evening.

The Road Traffic Accident (RTA) involved 5 personnel, but Ousman Jobe, Ansumana Danso, Saikou Touray, and Kebba Sanneh lost their lives, while one is hospitalised.

“The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) High Command regrets to inform the general public of a Road Traffic Accident (RTA) involving its personnel serving in the State Guards Battalion. The accident which involved 5 soldiers who were travelling as part of the rear party of the Presidential Convoy occurred today Thursday 11 August 2022 around Ndemban Village,” GAF said in a statement. 

The statement said the Military Police in collaboration with the Gambia Police Forces are investigating the circumstances leading to the cause of the accident; the public would be duly informed of any developments as the situation unfolds.

GAF fervently prayed for the deceased to rest in eternal peace and the speedy recovery of the injured soldier.

There were no other fatalities, according to reports gathered so far.

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