The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Lieutenant General Massanneh N Kinteh, General Officers, Senior and Junior Officers as well as other ranks of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), received with great sadness the untimely demise of our colleagues. Lance Corporal Danso Bakary and Private Bojang Saikou passed away on 05 and 29 July 2018 respectively. The body of Lance Corporal Danso Bakary arrived from Darfur in the early hours of Monday and was laid to rest on the same day at his home village in Chogen, Badibu. In the same vein, Private Bojang Saikou was also laid to rest at his home village of Bullock, Foni. The CDS wishes to express once again, on behalf of the entire GAF, his sincere and heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families.
In this mournful moment, GAF kindly asks prayer from the general public for the departed souls. Meanwhile, GAF enjoins with sadness the families over this irreplaceable loss. May the Almighty Allah in His Gracious might, grant all departed souls forgiveness and external abode in Jannatul firdaws.
While in prayers for God to continue to guide, protect and give their relatives fortitude to bear this great loss, please accept the heartfelt condolences of the CDS and the entire Armed Forces.