By Gainako’s security correspondent in Banjul
In a bid to expose the activities of Dictator Jammeh’s jungulars who are actively engaged in the torture and killing of innocent Gambians, we bring to your (our esteemed readership) attention, in this second edition, the clash of the two Jungulars’ camps (the State House Jungulars and the Kanilai Jungulars), as well as Major Sanna Manjang’s withdrawal from their exposed drug deal and backing of his ‘boy-boy’ Private Sulayman Sambou, etc.
In 2012, when ex-Lance Corporal Musa AN Sarr had an accident with the Jungulars military vehicle along the Trans-Gambia highway on the south bank of the country, the jungulars group at State House were ordered to effect arrest on the Jungulars group in Kanilai, headed by Major Sanna Manjang. Lance Corporal Sarr was transporting bags of cannabis from Kanilai to Kombo to distribute among their collaborators, who will supply drug dealers in the Greater Banjul Area and Brikama. The jungulars are engaged in this business and are also dealing in hard drugs such as cocaine, etc. They get the cannabis from Casamance in Senegal and then transport it to the Kombos for business.
Lance Corporal Musa Sarr who was driving at a very high speed, ran into a truck that was parked on the roadside and eventually hit another commercial vehicle (Gele gele) which was carrying a deceased person and some other people escorting the deceased. Two civilians died on the spot and Sarr had a fracture on one of his legs but despite all that he managed to escape to neighbouring Senegal immediately. He knew he was on a drug deal mission and if it exposed he would go to jail.
The police were informed of that accident and when they visited the scene, they realized that the accident happened as a result of the military vehicle that was over speeding and ran into a parked truck on the roadside. They investigated the matter and found out that it was Lance Corporal Musa AN Sarr who used Staff Sergeant Abdoulie Jallow’s (alias Jalino) vehicle to transport cannabis from Kanilai to Kombo.
The police filed their report and President Jammeh ordered for the arrest of the Jungulars in Kanilai. Then a team of the State House jungulars was deployed to Kanilai with heavy arms to arrest the Kanilai jungulars.
Fight between the State House and Kanilai jungulars
When the State House team of armed jungulars, Lt. Sang Michael Correa, Captain Rambo Jarjue and others arrived in Kanilai to arrest Major Sanna Manjang and Co, he (Sanna Manjang) ‘pulled head’ (a military term, meaning he withdrew or back-out) and cleared himself out and his ‘boy-boy’ , Private Sulayman Sambou and implicated the rest in that cannabis deal.
So the rest of the Jungulars also refused to be arrested and they fought with State House jungulars and after almost an hour of bitter confrontation, when things got worst they wanted to open fire but WO2 Bai Lowe later persuaded his colleagues to surrender and accept being arrested. Immediately, WO2 Bai Lowe, Lance Corporal Anthony and Lance Corporal SH were arrested and taken to Mile 2 prison, whilst Major Sanna Manjang and his ‘boy-boy’ Private Sambou were left in Kanilai untouched. Meanwhile, Staff Sergeant Abdoulie Jallow alias Jalino was also supposed to be arrested but he was in his native village of Giboro and was heavily armed. So the jungulars feared to get him arrested in his village at the time and they left Kanilai and ignored him.
Two weeks later, he came back to Kanilai and Major Manjang implicated him too and the Jungulars came back to Kanilai. They arrested and took him to Mile 2 prison, where he joined his colleagues. After sometime, their case was negotiated and they were released. WO2 Bai Lowe then fled into exile. During their arrest they nearly exchanged fire because they felt unstoppable and thought that no one could arrest them as they believed they were above the law because of the amount of arms made available to them by Dictator Jammeh.