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Gambian President Fired Armed forces General

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Ousman Badjie swore loyalty to Yahya Jammeh, but did not resist his removal from office
Ousman Badjie swore loyalty to Yahya Jammeh, but did not resist his removal from office

The Gambian President Adama Barrow has fired the head of the Gambia Armed Forces, Gen Ousman Badjie. 

Gen Badjie, has been replaced by his predecessor General Masanneh Kinteh.  

Gen Badjie, declared his loyalty to the former President Yahya Jammeh after the December’s disputed elections. 

He later declared support for Mr. Barrow before he was sworn in as president while in exile in Senegal, in January.

Under Gen Badjie’s command, the army did not offer any resistance when a West African regional force moved into The Gambia. 

The regional troops played a part in persuading Mr Jammeh to accept his electoral defeat to leave the country.

 


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