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Gambia’s Defence Chief Says Military Will not be Involved “in a stupid fight” | Barrow’s Inauguration to take Place in Senegal



Gambia’s Chief of Defence Staff, Ousman Badjie has said that he’ll not involve his soldiers “in a stupid fight” if other West African troops enter the country’s territory.

“We are not going to involve ourselves militarily. This is a political dispute,” Badjie was quoted as saying.

Badjie who had earlier declared support for president-elect Adama Barrow, switched back to President Yahya Jammeh.

Jammeh has refused to hand over power to the president-elect and is facing military action from Senegalese troops and Nigeria Air Force (NAF) personnel and fighter jets.

“I am not going to involve my soldiers in a stupid fight. I love my men,” Badjie added. “If they (Senegalese) come in, we are here like this,” Badjie said, making a hands up to surrender gesture.

Meanwhile Barrow has announced that his inauguration will take place at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal by 4PM (GMT) today, January 19th.




  1. Ima

    January 19, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Ghen Ghen Ghen. What a shame that it has to come to this.

  2. BYstar

    January 19, 2017 at 11:26 am


  3. Sansarai

    January 19, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Loollll. Sharp guy. Who know like im life? The Gambian armed forces would be annihilated in a matter of hours, if not minutes

  4. nwa nna

    January 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    But, why do these despots that call themselves leaders always feel like it’s their birth rights to rule indefinitely at the cost of human lives?
    Someone needs to send Yahya Jameh a video clip of the capture of Samuel Doe of Liberia when he was captured and what happened to him as a reminder..

    • Engoz

      January 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      The lowest of the low always make it to be leaders in Africa. They have no respect for the democratic process. Literacy is not a guarantee for these sort of Africans to act civilized either. I wish we can develop a metric to weed out these irrational animals in our society. Every leader should go through a quarterly rigorous psychological assessments.

  5. Ghanagirl

    January 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    That Idiot John Mahama was contemplating such after 48 hrs after the election in Ghana and not conceding yet – just dragging his feet to come out to concede. He knew he didnt have the balls. Enka wu beti wu samiaaaaaaa.

    Finally i dont know who adviced him – he now came to concede,. Foolish idiot. WE will deal with you proper. You wait

    To shame Jammeh – i want thousands and thousands of people across africa and Lots of World Leaders represent and support him on this special day. The photo op alone will kill Jammeh.

    Jammeh is SATAN

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