Gambian Armed Forces Arrests 4 Soldiers For Alleged Coup Attempt

Four soldiers have been arrested by the Gambian Armed Forces for plotting to overthrow President Adama Barrow’s administration.

Gambia has experienced coup attempts since former president Yahya Jammeh’s reign, which was also marked by authoritarianism and alleged abuses.

There has been growing frustration with the present government for its failure to address poverty and rising living costs.

Based on intelligence reports, the army is in pursuit of three other alleged accomplices and investigations are ongoing.

There were no details on whether the coup attempt was linked to the previous regime.

Eight ex-soldiers led by one of Jammeh’s former military aides plotted to overthrow Barrow the year after he came to power. They were sentenced to jail in 2019 on treason and conspiracy charges they denied.