Two active-duty Police Officers shot to death, one in critical condition


Alkamba Times can authoritatively report that two serving members of the Gambia Police Force under the Police Intervention Unit, commonly known as the ‘P.I.U.,’ Pateh Jallow and Sang J Gomez, were shot to death by an unknown person currently on the run.

According to our investigations, the third officer, a female, survived the attack in a critical but stable condition.

Police sources said the incident happened at Sukuta Jabang Highway, and a search for the suspect is underway to apprehend him. Meanwhile, at the time of the post, no reason has been advanced as to what may have caused the killing of the two P.I.U. Officers.

Police sources say the victims were taken to Sukuta Health Center, then referred to Ndemban Clinic for further medical treatment, where the male and female officers were pronounced deceased by doctors.

A female officer named Nancy Jallow sustained a severe injury; the other two were believed to be dead.

This is a developing story.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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