An arson attack on the political bureau of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic, Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) has left Gambian security on their toes. The arson, which gutted the Kanifing situated bureau, left a police man on guard seriously injured. Informed sources told Kairo News that the unidentified police officer was found tied.
A combine team of security involving intelligence, military and police officers visited the burnt bureau. Their task is to launch scale investigation on who might have used the cover of the dark to set fire to the APRC bureau. Security investigators have been assessing the level of damage to the property, which most people believe belongs to President Yahya Jammeh.
Kairo News source was among a crowd of people who set eyes on the gutted property, formerly owned by Abou Denton, the Gambia’s late Accountant General. The property used to host the Taiwanese Embassy.
No arrest has been made in connection to this latest arson, which precedes two other arson attacks in Bakau and Abuko. Total Petrol Station in Bakau and a gas depot in Abuko were all set on fire. Ironically, not a single person has been linked to these arson attacks.
This string of attacks has heightened fears among citizens of a country where the wrath of tyranny spares no one. One man told our source that these attacks have demonstrated the Gambia’s fragile security. “Yahya Jammeh thinks his security is paramount,” our source said. “He is secure to the bone but the rest of the people are not.”