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U.S promises further probe into disappearances of their citizens in Gambia


The United States says they welcomes revelations before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission on the disappearances of two American citizens in Gambia under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Testimony before the Truth Commission this week has provided details surrounding the direct involvement of former President Jammeh in the disappearance of American Citizens Alhaji M. Ceesay and Ebrima Jobe in 2013. The two were killed by Junglers who have confessed to their acts before the Commission this week.

“The United States welcomes the additional information that has come to light as this provides an opportunity to renew our investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths,” said the U.S embassy in a statement on Thursday.

“We will pursue a close partnership with Gambian authorities based on these new revelations to continue to investigate the disappearance of these American citizens.

“The United States Government expresses our heartfelt condolences to the families of Alhaji M. Ceesay, Ebrima Jobe, and of all other victims of crimes that are being revealed by the continued work of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission.  We express our gratitude to the TRRC for undertaking this important work for accountability, justice, and national reconciliation.”

So far the Junglers who testified before the Commission were Malick Jatta, Amadou Badgie and Omar A Jallow. All three have confessed to involvements in extra-judicial executions.

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