Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ghana sends 205 troops as ECOWAS prepares for Gambia invasion

Ghana has committed 200 ground troops to an ECOWAS force expected to get intransigent Gambian leader Yayha Jammeh out of office.

Jammeh has until midnight Wednesday to vacate his seat as president and handover power to the legitimately elected president Adama Barrow or will be forced out ahead of a planned inauguration on Thursday.





Already, the BBC is reporting that Senelagese troops are moving towards the Gambian border to begin what will likely be a bloody takeover ahead of the inauguration.

The movement towards the Gambian border is part of the ECOWAS grand plan to mount pressure on Jammeh to stand down or be removed. He has refused to hand over power despite losing an election in December last year.

Wednesday was supposed to be his last day in office, having served for 23 years but Jammeh has received Parliamentary approval to extend his stay for another three months.

He has also imposed a 90-day state of emergency that would ban any form of social or political gathering in the Gambian country with a population of 2.5 million.

If his intransigence continues, ECOWAS forces are lining up to force him out of office.

According to reports, Nigeria has also sent 200 air force troops to Senegal in support of the possible intervention.

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