Commotion as ECOWAS Troops Engage Pro-Jammeh Elements in Deadly Shootout After Entering Gambia

Gambia-3-974x548Economic Community of West African States troops have engaged pro-Jammeh mercenaries in a shootout after entering Gambia to secure it for President Adama Barrow.

Soldiers from The Gambia perform pushups as a sign of respect in front of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) soldiers on January 22, 2017 in front of the Second Battalion Camp in Farafegny.

West African troops entered The Gambia Sunday to secure President Adama Barrow’s arrival from neighbouring Senegal, as controversy erupted over the assurances offered to Yahya Jammeh to guarantee his exit, reports AFP.



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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.