Shots fired in Yayha Jammeh’s hometown

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There has been an exchange of gunfire in the Gambian town of Kanilai, the birthplace of former President Yahya Jammeh, BBC Afrique is reporting.

Soldiers from the mission of the West African regional grouping Ecowas and the Gambian military fired at each other.

The Ecowas soldiers went to Kanilai to search Mr. Jammeh’s house for weapons that are allegedly being hidden there.

The Ecowas mission is in The Gambia to help restore security in the country.

Sources told BBC Afrique that two pro-Jammeh fighters were injured. They are now being treated in hospital.

On 4 April, the same group of Gambian soldiers on duty at Kanilai forced a unit of their colleagues from the Yundum military camp to turn back.

 

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