If You want To Destabilize this Country, I’ll Bury You 9ft Deep- Gambia’s Jammeh Threatens To Kill Opposition

Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, threatened to kill any opposition politicians and activists in a speech given on Wednesday as part of his nationwide tour.

“Let me warn you, those evil vermin called opposition: If you want to destabilize this country, I will bury you nine feet deep and no Westerner can say anything,” he said.

According to Freedom Newspaper, the speech marked the first time Mr. Jammeh publicly addressed a crowd since unrest began in April.

It would be recalled that Ebrima Solo Sadeng, the National Organizing Secretary of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), died in custody in April after being arrested for leading a peaceful protest demanding political reform. Several other UDP members and others who participated in the April protest were also arrested and detained. It has since been revealed that two UDP party members died after being tortured by the Gambian National Intelligence Agency.

The Gambian leader dismissed such reports as lies perpetuated by the Western media in order to destabilize the country.

“They say there are massive demonstrations in the Gambia. What great liars are the Western press; you are all liars,” he said to the crowd.


“You are used as mouthpieces to destabilize Africa, but in the Gambia you will fail, as you have failed for twenty-one years to destabilize this country with your lies and evil intentions.”

Mr. Jammeh remarked that Gambians have the right to oppose his rule through electoral means, but he threatened to kill any individual that tries to take violent action against him.

“You have a right to join any political party. You can vote for anyone you want. But no one has the right to join a group of hate mongers that hate themselves and hate Africa and are slaves to the West.”

The leader portrayed the upcoming December election as a choice between progress and Western-supported backwardness, adding that some Gambian opposition members are being sponsored by the West as part of a plot to overthrow his government and prevent the Gambia from developing.

“These are people being sponsored by the West to destabilize progressive African countries…. Let me make it very clear: there is no single Western country that wants to see an African country develop,” he said.

Mr. Jammeh has ruled the Gambia since coming to power in 1994 and will be seeking a fifth term in office this December.

Source: SaharaReporters


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  1. Jammeh is one of the great jokes of Africa.
    Gambia is Africa’s smallest, poorest country where the people struggle every single day for basics like food etc, yet this military dictator, who took power by force, lives in absolute luxury and has millions of state money stashed abroad where he also owns huge properties and extra wives.
    He is known to have had political prisoners killed, burnt down newspaper offices, closed radio stations and he imprisons anyone who opposes him or talks derogatorily about him.
    I feel sorry for the great people of Gambia, most of whom hate this man Jammeh, and would probably assassinate him if possible, but they are even too frightened to speak in private about him because of his many spies and his notoriously violent police and personal army guards.
    He is a dictator of the worst kind who is shunned by African leaders and has now become the laughing stock of The African Union and even his Arab cronies in the Middle East.
    None of this is surprising as he is also known to be mentally deranged – he giggles like a little girl in political meetings, and he claims to be able to cure HIV/AIDS, cancer and Malaria with herbs and bananas, and personally goes hunting for witches in the countryside. No wonder he is named; “The Monster from Kanilai (his village).”
    Everyone knows that the recent constitutionally illegal move to declare Gambia an Islamic republic was just another of his increasingly desperate attempts to gain attention for himself, but it will do nothing to alleviate the suffering of the struggling Gambian people, and he is arguably the worst possible thing for a country that needs an honest and open government free from the restraints of his iron fist and his utterly stupid, degenerative policies.
    When he is removed or maybe even killed, he will not be missed.

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