Nigeria Warship En-route To Gambia As Pres. Jammeh Declares 90-day State Of Emergency

Nigeria Warship En-route To Gambia As Pres. Jammeh Declares 90-day State Of Emergency

It seems it is not going to end well for the incumbent President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh as he has declared 90-days state of emergency as the official hand-over date to President-elect, Barrow approaches. In respond to that, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent Nigeria’s newest warship, the NNS Unity and is en route to Gambia ahead of possible military intervention over the President's refusal to accept election defeat and step down when his term expires on Thursday.

According to BBC News, a Nigerian military source told them that the patrol vessel is currently sailing off the coast of Ghana after leaving from the commercial caital, Lagos. The initial aim is to put on a show of force rather than to launch an attack. 

Neighboring country, Senegal is preparing ground troops ahead of Thursday’s 19th January 2017 deadline.

The Gambia’s tiny army is no match for the regional powers. In recent years, President Jammeh has been promoting his loyalists, including army chief Ousman Badjie, to ranks beyond their competence. This has further downgraded its military capabilities.

The regional body, ECOWAS, has sad that military intervention will be a last resort to bring an end to the political deadlock in The Gambia. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has been leading mediation efforts to persuade Mr Jammeh to hand power to former estate agent Adama Barrow, who won the December 1st election.

Source: BBC News
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