Incinerated farmlands, flying rocket-propelled grenades, refugee influx, drone attacks, shooting of civilians, gun battles along the frontier and others, we could not mention here, have become stark reminders of the conflict at our doorstep.
Yes, we are effectively in war times and it’s a war that’s not our war!
Unlike many other conflicts that posed Domino’s Effects on neighbouring countries, the Casamance conflict has never precipitated any similar situation in The Gambia.
Since MFDC took up arms four decades now, they never attacked any Gambian community even those cohabiting with them along the borders.
The previous administrations of Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara and Yahya Jammeh apparently saw this Casamance conflict as a destabilizing factor to even us if not managed well.
And, they did exceptionally well by staying out of it.
Neither Sir Dawda nor Jammeh ever provided a launch pad for the troops of Abdou Diouf and Abdoulaye Wade in the history of this Casamance conflict.
Let President Barrow not drag us into a conflict that’s not ours.
Why is President Barrow so oblivious to the dangers that these Senegalese troops are posing to our peace by engaging MFDC through us?