Governor Bakari said that the helicopter had been part of a multinational force that has been fighting the Boko Haram insurgents around the Lake Chad region.
The jury is still out on just how honourable Jammeh will be, but the United Nations has warned that the influx of Gambian nationals to Senegal would continue if the country’s political problems are not speedily resolved – and peacefully.
The commission was established by the South African government to investigate the crash that claimed the life of the Mozambican president.
West African leaders have, however, given longstanding Gambian President Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has strongly condemned the Nigerian military’s ‘mistaken’ air strike the attack .
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) had warned Jammeh of possible military intervention if he refused to cede power peacefully to December 1 election winner, Adama Barrow.
The political situation in the Gambia has been volatile since president-elect Adama Barrow won the country’s December 2016 presidential elections; a defeat which Jammeh is refusing accept.
Barrow defeated Jammeh in the December 1 presidential elections last year, but the latter is refusing to relinquish power.
A spokesperson for the president-elect, in a brief post, confirmed the death of the young Barrow.
Pastor Patrick Mugadza’s lawyer, Gift Mtisi, confirmed that his client’s been arrested for predicting that Zim President Robert Mugabe is soon to meet his demise.