President-elect's son killed by a dog

President-elect's son killed by a dog

- Son to Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow died after being bitten by a dog

- Barrow is in Senegal for his safety after Yahya Jammeh refused to relinquish power

The son of Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow died after he was bitten by a stray dog.

President-elect's son killed by a dog

President-elect Adama Barrow

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8-year-old Habibu Barrow was pronounced dead as he was being rushed to hospital in Sunday, January 15, near Gambia capital Banjul.

He was buried a day later in the absence of his father who is in Senegal to avoid being killed by outgoing president Yahya Jammeh.

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President-elect's son killed by a dog

Yahya Jammeh with Barack Obama.

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Barrow won Gambia's general election in late 2016 against the long-serving Jammeh.

Jammeh initially conceded defeat but later on rescinded his decision and vowed never to relinquish power.

President-elect's son killed by a dog

Jammeh has refused to relinquish power.

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This forced Barrow to seek refuge in Senegal as the ECOWAS pressurises Jammeh to leave office.

Gambia neighbours are considering military action should Jammeh refuse to leave office.

President-elect's son killed by a dog

Dog killed Barrow's son

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The swearing in ceremony is scheduled for later this week and all eyes are on the Gambia to see if Jammeh finally agrees to relinquish power.

Barrow was a former watchman.

Watch Adama Barrow speak:

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