Activists say at least two supporters of a youth movement asserting pressure on The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh to step down were abducted outside the capital, Banjul.
One of the supporters was identified as Alpha Sey and the other still remain unknown.
Eyewitnesses say Sey was “forcefully pushed into a white pickup truck” bearing a world bank license registration outside a bakery business belonging to President Jammeh after he was seen wearing a t-shirt reading: “Gambia Has Decided.”
The campaign started after President Yahya Jammeh who lost last month’s polls refused to step down and called for fresh polls. Jammeh is facing unprecedented local resistance to hand over power to Adama Barrow.
Some witnesses claimed to have followed the pickup truck that drove into a fenced property next to the old Four Season’s restaurant along Kairaba Avenue, some half a mile from U.S. Embassy.
Campaigners are refusing to be intimidated and say they would push on.
Human rights campaigners have accused Jammeh’s regime of abducting citizens and holding them incommunicado for months, sometimes years without charges.