Police chief resigns over 3 protesters’ death

//Police chief resigns over 3 protesters’ death

Landing Kinteh, the Inspector General of Police

Landing Kinteh, Gambia’s Inspector General of Police has resigned on Thursday, three days after his men opened fire at protesters killing 3 people.

The armed wing of the Gambian police on Monday opened fire at protesters in Faraba in Western Region of Gambia killing 2 on the spot and injuring several others.

One of the injured later died at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital bringing the total to 3.

However, Kinteh has maintained that he did not order the use of fire arms on protesters. The country’s interior ministry also said he did not authorize the use of fire arms on protesters.

Gambian leader President Adama Barrow has visited the wounded protesters on Tuesday at the hospital and promised swift action against the police who killed the protesters.

On Wednesday, Barrow commissioned an independent inquiry into the incident.

2018-06-21T12:27:13+00:00

One Comment

  1. Bojang Bakary June 21, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Kinteh is maintained that he did not order the use of fire arms on protesters. The country’s interior ministry also said he did not authorize the use of fire arms on protesters. an they short , fatou which one did u think is more dangerous, no order an they carry by them self which means the country is nor more save, what Dr Ismaila ceesay says is coming on board , to my own understanding its seems like there is no control on this Guns. kanilain, farato, faraba , who know next an how many numbers of dead or gun-short are they going to carry out to our own people
    The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    “It is our aim to ban the manufacture and sale of handguns to private individuals.” here in the Gambia is a different , the polices are the one who are going without order.
    We would move heaven and earth until we found a way to protect our children our friends free from Gun shorts . an it will not or But not with gun.
    from me Bojang

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