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D1 million recommended as compensation to victims of deadly Faraba shootings

Emmanuel Joof, chairman of Gambia’s National Human Rights Commission, who led the investigation into the Faraba shooting

The Committee looking into the Faraba Banta Commission’s report has recommended compensation of one million dalasi to each of the 3 families who lost their loved ones during the deadly Faraba shooting.

Last year, fight occurred between natives of Faraba village and paramilitary officials during which 3 were shot dead and dozens injured.

A Commission of inquiry into the incident has indicted several paramilitary officials who were later charged with manslaughter.

The spokesperson of President Adama Barrow told journalists on Thursday that Committee established by the Government to review the report of the inquiry has recommended 1D million dalasi payment to families whose relatives were killed.

“The Committee is also reviewing the cases of those whose properties were damaged and the injured to determine appropriate compensation,” added Amie Bojang, spokesperson of the President.

Meanwhile, Bojang also informed journalists that President Barrow will attend the 55th Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Summit in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The President leaves tomorrow 28th June 2019 to attend the summit. “The Summit will promote peace and stability, economic growth as well as nurture democratic values in the sub-region,” said Bojang.

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