Truth At Last: African Ex-president To Stand Trial After Murdering Nigerian Migrants

Truth At Last: African Ex-president To Stand Trial After Murdering Nigerian Migrants

  • Serious claims of genocide are hanging over the head of Gambia's former president, Yahya Jammeh
  • The nation's inquiry commission set up by President Adama Barrow has revealed that Jammeh gave orders for the murder of some African migrants
  • Among those killed by the former leader's sworn loyalists are persons from the Western part of the continent, some of whom were Nigerians

Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) set up in 2017 by President Adama Barrow has revealed that the former leader, Yahya Jammeh, is responsible for the killing of some Nigerian migrants among other Africans.

In a recent report published by the commission, it was claimed that Nigerian migrants were held by Jammeh’s high-ranking military officers in the security services after which they were extrajudicially murdered, The Nation reports.

Yahya Jammeh
Jammeh went into exile in 2017 (Photo: Wikipedia)
Source: UGC

TRRC stated that the Junglers (as they were called) took orders only from Jammeh while he was in office before his exile in 2017, Vanguard added.

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The commission said the former president alongside others is to stand trial for the alleged crime against humanity.

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This is apart from the allegation that Jammeh is guilty of the persecution and unlawful arrest of Gambian journalists, the killing of 17 nationals, amid other heinous acts.

Going to Libya means paying for your own death: 25-year-old Nigerian man shares horrible experience

Meanwhile, a young Nigerian man identified as Solomon Obie had said embarking on a journey to Libya was like paying for one's death.

Speaking with Legit TV, he said he left the shores of the country for Libya because he wanted a better life for his family.

Harrowing experience

Solomon, who returned to Nigeria in 2017, said people were drinking their own urine and refusing to share with others who were also thirsty.

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According to the young man, a lot of people died in the desert because there was no means of survival when their vehicle broke down.

Solomon said photos of Nigerians who left the country for Libya and eventually got to Europe influenced him to embark on the journey without understanding what those people went through.


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