The ECOWAS Mission in the Gambia (ECOMIG) has assured the Gambian population of safety following a shooting incident by a member of the Gambia Armed Force (GAF) last week in ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s home village Kanilai.

Last week, Ismaila Tamba, a driver was shot on the back at the Kanilai military checkpoint after a confrontation between him and the armed men. The Gambia Armed Forces on Tuesday described the incident as accidental and promised to investigate the matter.

“The isolated incident is unfortunate and regrettable especially coming in the course of an otherwise genuine duty call at the said check point by the GAF soldier. ECOMIG sympathizes with the victim and wishes him a speedy recovery,” it said in a statement on Thursday.

“The ECOWAS mission urge the general public to remain calm and exercise maximum restraint while GAF conducts its thorough investigative process in order to come out with positive measures to avert a re-occurrence of this isolated incident,” ECOMIG said.

The mission further assured the populace that ECOMIG will continue to work in harmony with GAF, the Police and other security agencies to ensure peace and stability for Gambians. Enditem

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