Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh allegedly readies his presidential jet for escape (photo)

Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh allegedly readies his presidential jet for escape (photo)

There are reports that the President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh allegedly plans to flee the country shortly after declaring a state of emergency.

A photo recently surfaced online showing Gambia's presidential jet ready for escape on the runway.

According to a Twitter user @mamasarr, an instruction was given to clear the airport of all other security officers, including NIA officers because Jammeh's wife and kids were fleeing the country.

Jammeh on Tuesday, January 17, had declared a national state of emergency barely 24 hours to the end of his tenure.

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The announcement of the state of emergency is coming hours after Gambia's ministers for finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment resigned from Jammeh's government.

In a national TV address on Tuesday, Jammeh said that the 90-day measure was necessary because of "the unprecedented and extraordinary amount of foreign interference" in a December 1 presidential vote, which he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

Meanwhile, the federal government is to send Nigerian soldiers to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) troops in Senegal, ahead of the Thursday, January 19 deadline given to President Jammeh of the Gambia to step down.

A top military source in the Nigerian Air force, reports that the air force, the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Army would all contribute troops for the operation.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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