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Published On: Thu, Dec 29th, 2022

Government Reveals Sponsors Behind The Alleged Coup Plot

The National Security Adviser(NSA), Dr Abubacarr Jeng   disclosed that through the investigative panel established  disclosed that the  alleged coup plotters did made contacts and held clandestine meetings in some places identified within the country, as they were planning the unearthed coup plot, he  also,  pointed out that  according to their report there was some involvement of sponsors for the coup plot from civilian collaborators both within and outside of the country.

Dr. Jeng  made this remarks this evening at the Army Headquarters in Banjul when he was  briefing the press  on the situational updates on the alleged coup plot.

He also highlighted some of the plans and intentions that they believe were planned by the coup plotters to be done.

“The said plan shows the composition of the formations that were to participate,the required deployment strength, tasking, and positioning to forcefully takeover the State house and prevent any intervention. The Gambia Naval Base in Banjul was identified to be the launching platform with accomplices from the State Guard, Fajara barracks, Yundum barracks, and other battalions across the country.

“In addition to the State House, the plan shows other key locations to be taken over and occupied which include the Denton Bridge, the Bund Road-Banjul Highway Intersection, Arch22, and installations such as NAWEC Power Station at Kotu, Radio Stations, the Abuko Earth Station, Abuko Earth Station, the Airport and to seal off the EOCOMIG troops.

The coup plotters also intended to use media propaganda to promote their takeover, arrest Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials to use them as hostages to prevent any foreign intervention. They also had plans to retire all senior military officers from the rank of major and above and restructure the Gambia Armed Forces..” he said

The newly appointed NSA disclosed the names of the  people arrested for the  alleged coup and are currently detained till after the investigation of the established panel were: Lance Corporal Sanna Fadera of The Gambia Navy, who is the alleged ringleader, Corporal Mbarra Touray of First Infantry Battalion, Corporal EbrahimaSannoof The Gambia Armed Forces Military Police, Sergeant Gibril Darboe of The Gambia Navy, and Corporal Bakary Njicalias NJIE B from the State Guard. Second Lieutenant Omar Colley from First Infantry Battalion and Captain EbrimaBaldeh from the Military Intelligence at the Defence Headquarters in Banjul.

Dr. Jeng refused to take  questions from the press during this briefing

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