Gambia Police Force announces manhunt for a man who shot three officers

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Members of the Gambia Police Force on patrol

The Gambia Police Force has issued a statement following the shooting of three of its officers by an unknown gunman Tuesday evening around the Sukuta- Jabang highway, announcing that they have launched a search for the suspect.

In a statement, The Gambia Police Force says they are ‘ shocked’ by the incident.

“In response to this grave situation, an immediate manhunt has been initiated to identify and apprehend the individual(s) responsible for this incident. A civilian male eyewitness is actively cooperating with the police investigation, providing a detailed description of the lone gunman, who was observed wearing a Kaftan and carrying a pistol,” the police announced.

” The Gambia Police Force has been alerted to a shocking act of violence where three constables from the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) were targeted in a shooting at the Sukuta Traffic Light by an unidentified assailant.”

“This incident unfolded in perplexing circumstances, concealing the motive behind this brutal attack in secrecy. Without delay, the injured officers were swiftly transported to the Sukuta Health Center, and due to the severity of their injuries, they were subsequently referred to the Ndemban Clinic in Bakau. Our anticipation mounts as we await further updates from the hospital authorities.”

The police urged the public to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station, contributing to the ongoing manhunt effort.

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