U.S. Warns Citizens Against Visiting Gambia
The United States of America has given a warning to its citizens against visiting Gambia as a tourist destination for vacation or whatever business due to the looming crisis that is expected.
It has also told its residents living there to consider leaving the country as they cited the risk of unrest as President Yahya Jammeh insists on staying on despite losing an election.
A statement by the government reads in part, “The US Department of State warns US citizens against travel to The Gambia because of the potential for civil unrest and violence in the near future.”
The statement went on to say that the supreme court hearing on Jammeh’s challenge to the result that elected his rival Adama Barrow was a potential flashpoint for violence.
This is as ECOWAS led by president Muhammadu Buhari, has on different occasions tried to reach out to President Yahya Jammeh to reconsider and vacate the seat of power after losing the elections.
ECOWAS is expected to take a final stance against Jammeh this weekend even as all options are said to be open to the West African governing body.