Wednesday, February 1

Police Reveal Preliminary Assessment of Properties Damaged in Sanyang Riot

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By Nelson Manneh

The Gambia Police Force has on Tuesday 23th March 2021 indicated that preliminary assessment of properties damaged revealed that 13 fishing boats, 9 boat engines, 5, 273 fishing nets were burnt and destroyed.

The police said cash amount of about 8 million dalasis, one million and five hundred thousand CFA and thirty-four thousand Chinese Renmini (RMB34, 000) is suspected to be looted from the Nessim Fish Meal processing company and from individual residents. A total of four motor vehicles, including two pickups and two mini-trucks were also burnt down.

The police stated that the Sanyang Police Station was attacked and the building burnt down including all records, case exhibits, furniture and a taxi car parked at the station was equally damaged.

The police said homes of 5 individuals within the village were attacked and their compounds and properties vandalized. And a mobile shop was broken into and items estimated at two hundred and fifty seven thousand dalasis were all looted, they added.