Surge in murder worry Gambians

By Sarjo Bah

The latest reported murder of a Chinese business man in Banjul last nite, is increasingly  getting many Gambians worried about the  perpetual reports of killings in various parts of the nation, this has somewhat prompted a lot of people to ask whether the country has morphed from being the smiling to a crying coast.  

Last week, the nation woke up to the disturbing death of a young man, Momodou Lamarana Jallow, a staff member of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who, according to media reports allegedly died at the Friendship hotel in Bakau after a violent confrontation with a girl friend.

This week, another young man, Cherno Bah was allegedly stabbed to death following an argument with a friend.  In what has now become an ugly and unfortunate trend, a concerned social media commentator compiled these statistics:

September 12th, a man was stabbed to death in Jahanka, in the Central river region while he was reportedly struggling to protect a referee after a football match ended in chaos.

September 13th, a man was found dead near Maroun’s supermarket in Kololi, on the same day, Momodou Lamarana Jallow, a GCCI staffer, who was reportedly said to be bound for overseas studies, was allegedly murdered. September 14th, a seventeen year old man was allegedly stabbed to death in Sinchu Alagie. September 15th, a man was stabbed in Sinchu Wurry.

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