A Gambian soldier has confessed participating in the execution of over 30 Ghanaians in the country once ruled by former dictator President Yahyah Jammeh.
Appearing before a government enquiry, he disclosed that he witnessed the killing of other eight Ghanaians in separate operations including other West African nationals in The Gambia on the orders of their former leader.
He also took part in the killing of three important Imams in the Gambia and nine inmates from the prison on orders of former President Yahya Jammeh.
The Gambian soldiers working for a hit squad managed by the former President, Yahya Jammeh on Monday, July 2019 self-confessed to have participated in the 2005 execution of 56 West African migrants, including 44 Ghanaians on the orders of Jammeh. Lieutenant Malick Jatta and Corporal Omar A. Jallow revealed to Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that the migrants were executed by the “Junglers” squad, a paramilitary force that took orders from Jammeh, across the Gambian border in Senegalese territory.
“We were told they were mercenaries,” Jatta said, adding that he shot and killed one of the migrants. “I heard people shouting in the forest saying ‘save us Jesus.’” Jallow told the TRRC that Lt Col Solo Bojang, the leader of the operation, told the men that “the order from Yahya Jammeh is that they are all to be executed.”