Starting Friday afternoon until early Sunday, Kairo Radio is hosting a special program on The Gambia’s bloody student demonstration.
It is exactly 15 years today when trigger-happy Gambian security officers shot and killed 14 innocent people. The victims included a three-year-old boy and a journalist cum Red Cross volunteer Omar Barrow. The victims, most of who were students, were denied justice by a government that went ahead to indemnify the cold-blood killers through a back-dated law.
In marking the 15th anniversary of the disturbing event, Kairo Radio’s Mohammed Lamin Sillah has an exclusive interview with Mr. Omar Joof, the former President of Gambia Student’s Union. Mr. Joof, who lives in Canada, led the students to peacefully protest against the mistreatment of their colleagues. Instead of addressing the students’ concern, the Jammeh regime used force resulting to the day light murder of protesting students. Several of their colleagues have since been maimed for life.
Tune in to Kairo Radio and hear the undiluted April 10 and 11 story from a man who was at the center of it all. Omar Joof is still upset that the victims and their families are denied justice. The interview is broadcast in English, Mandinka and Wolof languages. Despite being traumatised by the bloody student carnage, Mr. Joof said it is solemn duty for him to remember the combatants of April 10 and 11 protests in his prayers and thoughts.
May Allah bless you for your invaluable services to the Gambia. You are an exemplary man who should not have been exiled.
Thank you so much Kairi and Omar for helping us better understand the bloody student protest story. I agree with Omar Joof that you can run away from your crime but you can’t hide from it.
Certainly Omar have been steadfast in commitment to see that the deserved justice is done to the April 2000 students senseless massacre; indeed there are many more stood together to shoulders with you & WILL ENSURE the required justice is done, no matter how long it takes & NOTHING LESS…. This significant but unfortunate barbaric incident is the start of the separation of MURDEROUS DEVILISH yaya jammeh & MURDEROUS DEMONIC edward singhateh, two of the EVER evil murderous bandit cohorts in the annals of our history…. Murderous devil yaya wasn’t least pleased that murderous demon edward decided to record him for evidence when he gave & sanctioned the orders for the innocent demonstration students to be murdered in cold blood…. The rest now continues to be recorded by history until that day of salvation… When truth can’t be hidden & suppressed NO MORE…. God helps & bless Gambia; Ameen.
Thank you so much Kairi and Omar for helping us better understand the bloody student protest story. I agree with Omar Hoof that you can run away from your crime but you can’t hide from it.