Gen. Badjie, other close aides gone into exile with Jammeh

Gen. Badjie, other close aides gone into exile with Jammeh

Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the West African nation with some of his most trusted aides, including military generals said to be complicit in his crimes against the state and human rights abuses.

Lt. Gen. Saul Badjie, head of the Republican National Guard; Lt. Gen. Umpa Mendy, Personal Protection Officer; Amadou Joof, a senior aide to First Lady Zineb Jammeh; Jimbe Jammeh, Senior Protocol Officer, some few soldiers and other officials who may be wanted.

Those traveling with Jammeh are also taking their immediate families with them in exile.

Jammeh left Banjul on Saturday, barely 24 hours after he bowed to pressure to step down.

The former ruler is heading to Guinea and later heading to an unknown country.

President Yahya Jammeh’s departure ended the political standoff in the country sparked by his refusal to cede power to Mr. Adama Barrow, who won last month’s elections.

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