Wednesday, March 22

IGP visits police victim of armed robbery incident

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Mr. Jammeh was shot in his hand during the unfortunate armed attack on PIU officers at Fass Njaga Choi, which was reported by The Point on Monday.

The armed robbers allegedly assaulted the police officer at a checkpoint before seizing his rifle and disappearing with it.

Eyewitnesses told The Point that the robbers were more than 20 in number, and they split into two groups; the first group engaged the PIU officers at a nearby checkpoint, and the other group broke into shops in the village, getting away with 30,000 CFA.

Our sources further revealed that the PIU officer was shot in the right hand, and an AK 47 rifle with 30 live rounds of ammunition was taken away from him.

The IGP’s visit was meant to show solidarity to the Mr. Jammeh and his mother, who was at the hospital.

“The command remains resolute in ensuring that the people behind these attacks are identified and held accountable for their action,” a message from the police states.

The police spokesperson Cadet Inspector Binta Njie told The Point that a suspect has been arrested and is helping the police in their investigation.