Following Thursday afternoon’s incident in Kanilai, the minister of the Interior, Mai Ahmed Fatty at a press briefing held on Friday described the incident as an accidental discharge owing to a delay in communication between The Gambia Armed Forces’ (GAF) command and the officers on the ground.
He further outlined that the accidental discharged resulted to minor injuries, none of which was life threatening. However, he added that the incident was blown out of proportion and exaggerated in many quarters.
Minister Fatty assured that there is no cause for alarm and people should feel free to do and go about their businesses within the Foni, as there was no serious confrontation between ECOMIG troops and soldiers of the GAF. Hence, he said the situation was regrettable.