Gunjur Protests Calls for Action in The Murder of Buba Jammeh


By Almamo Kamaso

The Youths of Gunjur on Saturday demonstrated solidarity with the family of late Buba Drammeh who was murdered during a clash with the community of Brending a few months ago.
The “solidarity with Buba Jammeh” protest was a peaceful procession that began at Gunjur Primary School through the market square ending at the residence of the Alikalo of Gunjur.

The President of the group Lamin Jassey called on the government of The Gambia to do everything possible and bring about justice in the killing of the son of the village. Jassey said it is very unfortunate that up to date the alleged killer of Buba Jammeh still remains at large.

“On the 19th of April 2019, the orchard of one of our brother was vandalised. This latest act of aggression and barbarity added to the long list of similar incidents which have passed over and over.
This act of impunity is unacceptable and it has to stop or we will stop unprovoked attacks by any means necessary” the Youth president said

This simmering land dispute between some wards in Gunjur and Berending has been ongoing since 1988, during these times, there has been numerous confrontations in which injuries were sustained and death could have occurred, Mr Jassey concluded.

The village Alkalo of Gunjur Alhagie Giki Darboe appealed to the government to enforce the judgments passed by the courts in the ownership of the disputed lands to prevent any further disputes which may result in far more consequences than the killing of Buba Jammeh.

The peaceful protest was attended by some friends from the University of The Gambia, Brikama including Mafugi Sonko to show solidarity with Buba Jammeh and his family.

It could be recalled that Buba Jammeh was shot and killed at his orchard by one Buba Drammeh on Saturday 16th March 2019 in a communal land dispute which saw scores of other people wounded.
The suspect, Buba Drammeh remains at large despite a nationwide manhunt by The Gambia Police force.


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