Gambia’s Immigration Ministry announced yesterday that Guinea-Bissau’s former army chief, elections chief and ousted interior minister are being detained “for
security reasons” after fleeing to Banjul.
Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that former army chief, Jose Zamora Induta, elections commission chief, Desejado Da Costa and Fernando Gomes, who was
interior minister in the government overthrown in the country’s latest coup
last month, fled Guinea-Bissau over the weekend.
immigration department spokesman, Ba Ensa Jawara, revealed that the three, who
were reported to have passed through Senegal’s southern Casamance region,
“arrived in the country early Saturday morning and are currently being held.”
He said he
could not give further details on the reasons for detaining the three men.
security reasons, they are currently being held,” he added.