Less than 100 soldiers deserted the army: CDS Kinteh

Less than 100 soldiers deserted the army: CDS Kinteh

Gambia’s defense chief, Lt. Gen. Masanneh Kinteh said less than 100 of his men have deserted the army, according to military records.

Kinteh said the army is assessing details of all deserters and threats they pose to the country.

A report leaked intelligence report indicated that at least 300 Gambian soldiers loyal to ex-President Yahya Jammeh are plotting to attack the country.

Gambia’s army is not ruling out that Jammeh might have possibly recruited soldiers into the army as ghost members.

Analyst fear that some of the purported 300 men may include mercenary fighters from some other West African nations.

A spike in crime rates and the external armed opposition to the new government has been stretching security operation in the small nation.

The army is not taking the threats lights and internal changes have been made to help face the emerging challenges.

At least four soldiers have been arrested for mutiny and several others went into hiding.

The army is vetting all of it members and getting rid of those that were wrongfully enlisted by Jammeh during his rule.

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