About 50 West African migrants killed by Jammeh’s closest allies

JOHANNESBURG – About 30 officials have revealed that 50 West African migrants bound for Europe in July 2005 were killed by then-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s closest allies in the army, navy and police forces.

Gambian officials, including 11 officers who were directly involved in the incident, revealed that people from Ghana, Nigeria and other West African countries en-route to Europe were killed by Jammeh’s closest allies after detention.  

The witnesses identified the “Junglers,” a notorious unit that took its orders directly from Jammeh, as those who carried out the killings.

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