Ghana sends troops to aid combat Jammeh in Gambia

Ghana sends troops to aid combat Jammeh in Gambia

According to a news report by starrfmonline.com, Ghana has sent 200 ground troops to the ECOWAS operation meant to get President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia to hand over power.

Ghana sends troops to aid combat Jammeh in Gambia

Ghana sends troops to aid combat Jammeh in Gambia

Jammeh lost the Gambian election last year but refused to abdicate the presidency citing electoral fraud.

Regional bloc ECOWAS has prepared a Senegal-led force to intervene in the Gambia but maintained that military intervention would be a last resort.

Speaking to Starrfmonline.com, the Director of Public Affairs of GAF Lt Col Aggrey-Quarshie said in line with ECOWAS’ decision, Ghana is also on standby with “a combat team” once the signal is received to zoom in on Gambia.

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The Ghanaian troop are expected to join the Nigerian navy troops and the Senegalese forces.

Senegal has given Jammeh midnight to quit, according to the BBC.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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