Some Gambian foreign service officials will soon be recalled and reassign to other units in the army, and the public sector, Freedom Radio Gambia can reveal. Today, we can report that former State Guard Commander General Lamin Bojang, who is the Deputy Gambian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, is among those lined up to be recalled. Mr. Bojang, is likely going to be redeployed to the army, sources said.
Former Army Chief of Defense Staff Masaneh Kinteh, who is president Barrow’s security aide, is working with the president and the Foreign Ministry, to recall some of the former officers assigned to the Foreign Service. Mr. Bojang, you should brace up for your possible recall in coming days or weeks. Perhaps, you have been alerted by your colleagues about your imminent recalling and transfer to the army.
Also to be recalled is former army Colonel Serign Modou Njie. Mr. Njie is the Deputy Gambian Ambassador in Turkey. He was among the diplomats who asked Jammeh to step down. Sources close to the president’s office said Mr. Njie will also be recalled and redeployed to the army.
In the meantime, CDS Ousman Badjie has caused a serious security breach by promoting dozens of officers without president Barrow’s approval. The promotions took place during the political impasse. The intelligence community here have expressed concern about Badjie’s motives by engaging in such subversive activities.
CDS Badjie will soon be retired, according to sources. He is on the list of officers to be sent on retirement, sources said.