Gambia’s Police Intervention Unit (PIU) widely known as the Paramilitary, has been disbanded and annexed the to The Gambia Armed Forces with immediate effect, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Henceforth, all PIU officers have been transferred to the army, according to a directive issued by the panic stricken Kanilai monster Yahya Jammeh. The move followed, major economic and national security challenges facing the impoverished West African nation.
As we file this story, the personnel of the PIU, are on standby at the PIU Headquarters in Kanifing, awaiting to be addressed by General Saul Badjie. Gen. Badjie is expected to brief the men about the new command changes and so forth.
It was on Wednesday, when the confused Kanilai dictator, decided that the paramilitary should be annexed to the army. The annexation of the PIU into the army has been implemented with immediate effect. The Order has been filtered down to the PIU.
Jammeh has started doubting the loyalty of the army. He wants the former PIU, now turned soldiers to be guarding him. This followed the coordinated arson attacks in the country, in which the Ruling APRC political bureau was burnt into ashes by unknown arsonists. The arsonists are still at large.
It has been gathered that some soldiers have escaped, following the burning of the APRC political bureau. One of the escapees was a close surrogate of the Kanilai jester. The soldier, in question was detained but he managed to escape, according to sources. The escaped soldier’s father is a Lieutenant Colonel in the army, sources added.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police Yankuba Sonko, and Interior Minister Ousman Sonko are supposed to join Gen. Saul Badjie at the PIU security briefings. The news of the merging of the PIU into the army came as a surprise to many here in Banjul.
With the PIU being merged into the army, there is bound to be more mistrust within the military. Yahya Jammeh has once again stepped up his game of divide and rule conquer.
Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai