By Bekai Njie
The vice president of the Republic of The Gambia, Her Excellency Aja Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang in an interview with reporters shortly after she was summoned in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers over the Faraba Bantan incident, said the government has established an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the matter, adding that whosoever is guilty of killing innocent lives will face the full force of the law.
She added that neither the president nor any government official (s) would condone such forms of violence. She made it clear that nobody had given command for the use of fire arms and life bullets
VP Jallow-Tambajang further stated that the commission will look into radical causes, circumstances leading to the deaths and causalities at the Sand Mining Site.
“When the Faraba incident happened yesterday, the president immediately calls for an emergency meeting with the stakeholders concerned such as the CDS, IGP, secretary general and myself to express his sadness about the incident,” she said.
Shortly after their meeting with President Barrow, VP said they sent press releases at different levels ranging from the Interior Ministry, the IGP as well as Office of the President Office.
“The president acknowledged the fact that he is the father of the nation and that whatever happens in this country, he takes it at heart and make sure that justice is done,” she said.
The vice president finally said that the Gambian leader has made it clear that he would not tolerate violence, adding that they would investigate the root cause of the incident and come out with solution.