Friday, September 22

UDP Expresses Shock Over Fatal Shooting of Police Officers

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By: Binta Jaiteh

The United Democratic Party(UDP) said it was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragic shooting of police officers on Tuesday. 

“UDP notes with grave alarm the spate of violent crimes in The Gambia which is cause for concern for all Gambians and every effort must be made to apprehend the culprits,” UDP emphasized.

“On behalf of the National Executive Committee, the Central Committee and on my own behalf, we express our deepest condolences for the great loss of lives and pray for a speedy and full recovery for the officer hospitalized,” UDP said in a statement signed by the party leader and secretary general ANM Ousainou Darboe. 

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, the Inspector General of Police, the women, and men in uniform and to all Gambians. We pray that all those who mourn are comforted by almighty Allah, the most merciful, and the beneficent.”

The statement concluded: “At this grim time for the bereaved families, our thoughts and prayers are with their relatives and their friends. May they be granted the fortitude to bear this great loss. May Allah grant their souls and the souls of all the dearly departed Al Jannatul Firdawsi.Ameen.”