TRRC Recommendations: Jammeh, His Junglers Responsible for Murder, Torture, and human right violations


By Amadou Manjang

The former president Yahya Jammeh and his hit squad the “Junglers” has been recommended by the Truth Commission to be persecuted for crimes of murder, torture and other serious human rights violations. 

The Junglers  as a killer squad was created by Yahya Jammeh, as a witch hunt to eliminate his enemies or people he perceived as threats to his rule. Whilst the then Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the truth commission held him as the ultimate commander of the Junglers. 

The commission revealed that Jammeh occasionally directly, commanded or issued instructions directly to the Junglers to carry out certain killings or to carry them out in a particular manner.

The commission recommends the prosecution of “Yahya Jammeh for the crimes referred to in this report and impose a life-ban on him from holding public office.” 

 “Prosecution of all the Junglers and other persons listed for their complicity in crimes referred to in this report subject to the grant of amnesty that the Amnesty Committee may recommend” the report revealed.

The Junglers has their command structure within the State Guard Battalion which is part of the military, the commission recommends an introduction of a mandatory course for all soldiers on Human rights and the role of the military in a democratic society.

The Commission further recommends that the burial sites of victims were identified and their remains to be exhume and proper identification to be conducted with a view to handing them over to their families for proper burial. 

The Commission recommended the current government to “conduct further investigations into the killings of Mariama Camara and Alpha Jallow with a view to prosecuting those found responsible and to locate Solo Bojang and secure his cooperation in identifying the burial sites” the report stated. 

After months of investigating human rights violations under the former government, the Truth Commission found the president and his killer squad the “Junglers” and other persons individually culpable for crimes of murder, torture and other serious human rights violations listed below: 

1. Unlawful killing of Almamo Manneh, January 2000-by Yahya Jammeh, Ousman Sonko, Musa Jammeh, Buba Jammeh, Ismaila Jammeh, Seedy Baldeh and Omar Sonko. 

2. Unlawful killing of Momodou Dumbuya, January 2000-by Yahya Jammeh and the physical perpetrators of the killing. 

3. Unlawful Killing of Dawda Nyassi- by Yahya Jammeh, Malick Jatta, Alieu Jeng, Tumbul Tamba and Sanna Manjang. 

4. Unlawful Killing of Ndongo Mboob – by Yahya Jammeh Malick Jatta, Tumbul Tamba, Solo Bojang, Sanna Manjang and Alieu Jeng 

5. Attempted murder of Lawyer Ousman Sillah- by Yahya Jammeh, Ousman Sonko, Tumbul Tamba, Sulayman Badjie, and Bai Lowe. 

6. Unlawful killing of Dedya Hydara- by Yahya Jammeh, Tumbul Tamba, Alieu Jeng, Sanna Manjang, Malick Jatta, Malafi Corr, Kawsu Camara (Bombardier) and Bai Lowe. 

7. Unlawful killing of Haruna Jammeh -by Yahya Jammeh, Tumbal Tamba, Solo Bojang, Sanna Manjang, Omar Jallow (Oya) and Alieu Jeng. 

8. Unlawful Killing of Jasaja Kujabie by Yahya Jammeh, Tumbal Tamba, Solo Bojang, Sanna Manjang, Omar Jallow (Oya) and Alieu Jeng. 

9. Unlawful killing of Daba Marenah and six (6) others – Yahya Jammeh, Tumbul Tamba, Solo Bojang, Malick Jatta, Sainey Jammeh, Yusupha Sanneh, Bora Colley, Micheal Correa, Nfansu Nyabally. Mustapha Sanneh and Alieu Jeng and the concealment of the murders by YahyaJammeh, Ousman Sonko, Harry Sambou and Tumbul Tamba. 

10. Unlawful killing of Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe by Yahya Jammeh, Major Nuha Badjie, Captain Momodou Jarjue (Rambo) lieutenant Mustapha Sanneh, Lieutenant Michael Jatta, WO2 Pa Sanneh, Staff Sergeant Malick Manga Sergeant Amadou Badjie, Sergeant Sulayman Sambou, Corporal Saikouba Jarjue and Staff Sergeant Omar Jallow and Micheal Correa 

11. The unlawful killing of Tumani Jallow and Abdoulie Gaye - Yahya Jammeh, Lieutenant Colonel Nuha Badjie, Major Momodou Jarjue (Rambo), Captain Mustapha Sanneh, Captain Michael Jatta, Warrant Officer Nfansu Nyabally, Warrant Officer Class 2 Malick Manga, Staff Sergeant Sulayman Sambou, Sergeant Omar Jallow (Oya), Sergeant Amadou Badjie, and Corporal Saikouba Jarjue. 

12. Unlawful Killing of Baba Jobe- by Yahya Jammeh, Omar Jallow (Oya), Pa Sanneh, Mustapha Sanneh, Michael Jatta, Fansu Nyabally, Malick Manga, Sulayman Sambou,

13. Unlawful killing of Ndure Cham by Yahya Jammeh, Lt. Col. Nuha Badjie, Capt. Momodou Jarjue (Rambo,) Omar Jallow (Oya), Malick Manga and Sulayman Sambou. Saikouba Jarjue and Sheikh Omar Jeng. 

14. Unlawful killing of Ello Jallow - Yahya Jammeh ordered that he be killed. He was lured by the Junglers-Bora Colley-to come and meet, subsequently apprehended and killed. 

15. Unlawful killing of Mustapha Colley by Yahya Jammeh, Nuha Badjie, Mustapha Sanneh, Momodou Jarjue (Rambo), Nfansu Nyabally, Mustapha Sanneh and Omar Jallow (Oya) and Sulayman Sambou. 

16. Unlawful killing of Saul Ndow and Mahawa Cham by Yahya Jammeh, Nuha Badjie, Momodou Jarjue (Rambo), Lieutenant Mustapha Sanneh, Lieutenant Michael Correa, Lieutenant Michael Jatta, WO2, Nfansu Nyabally, Staff Sergeant Malick Manga, Omar Jallow (Oya), Sulayman Sambou, Lieutenant Jarjue and Swandi Camara. 

17. Unlawful killing of Mariama Camara and Alpha Jallow- sanctioned by Yahya Jammeh. 

18. Unlawful Killing about fifty (50) of the West African Migrants and their Gambian Counterpart - Yahya Jammeh, Kawsu Camara (Bombardier), Bai Lowe, Musa Badjie, Tumbul Tamba, Sanna Manjang, Solo Bojang, Malick Jatta , Alieu Jeng, Omar Jallow (Oya), Lamin Sillah and Buba Jallow. 

19. Unlawful execution of the nine (9) death-row inmates- by Yahya Jammeh, Saul Badjie, Lamin Jobarteh (Babadinding) and Ousman Sonko. 

20. The evidence reveals that Solo Bojang is the one who knows the burial sites of most of the disappeared victims.


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