Archive | 10/04/2015

SHAME ON YOU THE GAMBIAN PRESS AND OPPOSITION

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I found Gambian opposition and the press criminally inhumane and cowardly diabolical, how can the Gambia be so quite on this very important day APRIL 10th. A day today, fifteen (15) years a go were 14 innocent Gambians were murdered in The Gambia and no body have the guts to stand up to Jammeh and commemorate the lives of these heroes. What should it take for someone to realise that actually, it’s their moral and constitutional duty to commemorate these heroes?

It is sickening to death you want to rule our country but you don’t want to sacrifice for her people…  SHAME ON YOU POWER HUNGRY BIGOTS, SHAME ON UDP, SHAME ON PDOIS, SHAME ON PPP, SHAME ON NRP, SHAME ON GMC, SHAME ON THE POINT NEWSPAPER, SHAME ON FOROYAA, SHAME ON OBSERVER, SHAME ON STANDARD SHAME ON YOU ALL.

COMRADES WE SHALL CONTINUE TO SEEK FOR JUSTICE AND IT MUST BE SERVED REST IN PEACE TILL WE MEET AGAIN!!! APRIL 10th/11th VICTIMS

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FIFTEEN YEARS (15) YEARS AGO TODAY 10 APRIL 2000, 16 STUDENTS INCLUDING A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER AND A FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD WERE MURDERED AND HUNDREDS OF THEM TORTURED AND MAIMED IN THE GAMBIA BY YAHYA JAMMEH’S GOVERNMENT FOR PROTESTING AGAINST THE RAPE AND MURDER OF TWO OF THEIR COLLEAGUES:

These people were killed/tortured/maimed because of Jammeh’s brutality, however, not because they seeking to be famous, neither mining diamonds or golds nor seeking to overthrow the government but of course, because they were seeking justice for two of their MURDERED and RAPED colleagues and for the entire country! It’s our collective responsibilities as people in general and Gambians in particular to seeking justice for the victims of these VICIOUS, CALLOUS, BARBARIC AND COWARDICE act else we will be on the wrong side of history.

Sainey Nyabally died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Bakary Njie, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Ousman Sembene, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Ousman Sabally, died of gunshot wounds, however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Lamin A. Bojang, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Momodou Lamin Chune, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Reginald Carrol, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Omar Barrow, Journalist and a Red Cross volunteer, gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Karamo Barrow, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Momodou Lamin Njie, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Wuyeh Fode Mansally, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Calisco Prera died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Bubacarr Badjie, died of gunshot wounds; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Comrades we shall continue to seek justice and it must be served REST IN PEACE till we meet again.

Abdoulie Sanyang died in a stampede; however you shall never be forgotten #RIP

Comrades we shall continue to seek justice and it must be served REST IN PEACE till we meet again.

MY STORY 15 YEARS AFTER APRIL 10&11th: FORYOH PATRIC

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April 10&11th 2000, student massacre in the Gambia has a profound effect on the people of The Gambia and beyond as one of the victims of security forces brutality against students on that fateful day recounted. Foryoh Patric was a student at Nusrat High School and on that fateful day April 10th 2000, he was at school writing exams when the pandemonium and panic gripped the entire country and he among other students left their exam halls and rushed to join their fellow students at the centre of the protest, Westfield Junction. As we arrived, I and my best friend Ansumana Ceesay and two other students were cornered by arm paramilitary officers and they tortured us beyond believed.

As a Sierra Leonean fleeing war from my country, that day was all too familiar but what stroke me and made me fear most was the question of ‘where do we go from here?’. As most Sierra Leoneans do, I took Gambia to be my safe heaven so if such a beautiful and peace loving country turnout to massacre her own citizens surely that must be the end of road for us.

Years go by and I managed to travel to the US and I came to asked why do we Africans kill our own people with impunity? And the answer to that is simply, the leadership care less about the lives of the citizenry. While I was in The Gambia I do heard people complaining privately about the leadership but because I didn’t experience any of their brutality until April 10th I have always asked why are these people complaining about Jammeh? However, after all Jammeh was a murderer just like our Sierra Leonean rebels and war lords were if not worse. If Jammeh can killed 14 students on the spot and tortured and maimed hundreds for just protesting for justice for their colleagues and besides all that the Gambia government resorted to blaming the students and the oppositions for the troubles and show no remorse, certainly there is nothing worse than that.

As an African and of course a victim of Jammeh’s brutality I could not forget April 10th & 11th events even after 15 years. I’m asking my fellow colleagues and every Gambian to stand up to Jammeh and make sure justice is serve for the victims of April 10th & 11th else history will judge us harshly.