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‘Military police investigating the Kanilai shooting’


The military police are investigating a soldier who was reported to have shot one Ismaila Tamba, a native of Kanilai on Sunday.

Tamba who is now recovering from his gunshot wound at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) was shot at a military checkpoint in Kanilai.

Tamba is a former soldier who is now a ‘Gelegele’ driver.

The army spokesperson Lamin Sanyang told Kerr Fatou that the military police are investigating not just the suspected shooter but all the soldiers at the checkpoint.

“All the soldiers at the checkpoint at the time of the shooting are currently helping the military police in their investigation,” said Sanyang.

“They were about ten soldiers at the checkpoint at the time of the shooting.”

Sanyang said the investigators will be reviewing the protocols applied by the shooter before discharging the bullet.

“There are series of steps to follow before one discharges a bullet and this is one area investigators will be looking for.”

The army is not officially revealing the name of the shooter, said Sanyang. Sanyang said the army has visited family of Tamba to provide them with logistics to visit him at the EFSTH.

Meanwhile, this is the second shooting incident involving a native of Kanilai since 2017. The first victim Haruna Jatta was shot by soldiers believed to be with the ECOMIG forces and he died.

However, though Tamba’s wounds were critical, he is currently recovering at the EFSTH after a successful surgery.



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