Ghana combat team set out to Gambia

Ghana’s new president, Nana Akufo-Addo has approved and authorized the deployment of a combat team of 205 troops to Gambia to enforce the result of the Gambia’s disputed election.

Revealed in a statement released on Wednesday, the objective is to create an enabling environment for the effective enforcement of the rule of law and the constitution Gambia.

The Nigerian Air Force yesterday deployed troops and fighter jets to Gambia, as part of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) mandate to enforce the December 1, 2016 election result in that country.

The Air Force contingent for the Gambia operation were air lifted from the 117 Air Combat Training Group Kainji, in Niger state, to be on standby in Dakar, Senegal.

The troops airlifted in an Hercules C-130 transport plane included; Combat Support Group, Technicians, Special Forces, and Medical personnel.

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