Former President Jammeh promises to solve Kanilai’s problem
Following the shooting incident in Foni on Saturday which left one Ismaela Tamba injured and hospitalized, the former President Yahya Jammeh sent an audio message in which he called on the people of Kanilai to remain calm and not take the law into their hands.
The message, contained in what sounded like a WhatsApp call, was in English Language and was being translated by Musa Amul Nyassi.
In the past two years, this has been the second shooting involving a native of Kanilai. The first shooting was at a protest in 2017, an ECOMIG soldier shot and killed one Haruna Jatta.
Two days ago, a former soldier, Ismaila Tamba, was reportedly shot after a confrontation with military men at the Kanilai checkpoint during which he was shot.
“Allah knows why things happen. If they [natives of Kanilai] are angry I am… angrier than them because I know what’s going on. It’s just a matter of time,” he said among other things.