Soldier Lamin Jarju today claimed the ongoing truth commission isn’t ardent on digging out the 1996 Farafenni attack that left at least six Gambian soldiers killed.
Debuting before a televised hearing, Jarju a former driver of exiled ex-Gambian leader Yaya Jammeh, gave interesting details into an amusing conversation TRRC workers were discussing in his presence.
Happening during colleague army man Lamin Sillah’s testimony day, Lamin said he could hear TRRC workers saying: ” Have you heard Lamin Sillah’s testimony asking we investigate the Farafenni army attack as if that is our business.”
He continued: “I felt sad. I regretted why I became a soldier that day. That day up until today I can’t sleep because I know the essence of this uniform (military fatigue) is to die for this country and nothing more. Be rest assured Gambians, we took this oath to save this country and to this country we shall die for.”
The 1996 November attack on the Farafenni camp left Corporal Essa Keita, Private Ebrima Manneh, Staff Sergeant Lamin Badjie, Private Bakary Keita and Private Ebrima Bayo, along with Ballo Kanteh and others killed in cold blood.