UN investigation team concludes search into alleged mass killings of W/Africans in The Gambia


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UN investigation team concludes search into alleged mass killings of W/Africans in The Gambia

A team of United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) has concluded a one-week investigation into the alleged killing of West Africans in 2005 by Gambian authorities. Those allegedly killed were from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo, sources confirmed Thursday. According to sources, the investigating team arrived in Banjul Sunday and met with government officials Monday, including some members of the security force. Sources said the meeting was strictly private. They also said the former acting director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ngorr Secka, was invited by the team for questioning. He was the head at the NIA at the time of the alleged killing, and he is currently based in Guinea Bissau on diplomatic posting. The investigators, according to the sources, also visited Ghana town, a village about 20 kilometres outside Banjul, where most of the killings allegedly took place. Ghana town is inhabited mostly by Ghanaian fishermen and women. The team left Gambia Thursday without making any comments on their findings.

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