Just in! Heavy fighting has ensued in  Brikamaba, between the supporters of the ruling APRC and the opposition alliance led by Adama Barrow. People could be seen running helter-skelter. Armed guards have been deployed to maintain peace and order in the town.

As we file this report, a contingent of Police Intervention Unit officers (PIU) have been deployed from Banjul to Brikamba to reinforce the security forces on the ground. There is total pandemonium in Brikamaba. No causality has been reported yet.

The Freedom Newspaper has been speaking to a source on the ground, and the said source said the situation might degenerate into a full blown political turmoil if not handled with care and professionalism by the security forces. Our source intimated that some members of the security forces have started using force to quell the political violence. 

Meanwhile, in Banjul, KMC, and elsewhere around the country, members of the security forces have been placed on a full standby. Personnel of the NIA have also been stationed around Westfield. Tensions are mounting at this hour. This is a developing story. We will keep you posted with developments. Watch this space for further updates. 

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