(NEWS RELEASE) – THE MANAGEMENT OF KIBAARO NEWSPAPER, RADIO AND TELEVISION WISHES TO ALERT THE GENERAL PUBLIC, INTERNATIONAL
PRESS ORGANISATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND ORGANISATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, ETC, ABOUT THE ARBITRARY ARREST AND DETENTION OF ONE OF OUR LOCAL LANGUAGE RADIO PRESENTERS, OUSAINOU BAYE SANKAREH, BY THE GAMBIA’S NEFARIOUS AND BRUTAL NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (NIA) YESTERDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2014.
Mr Sankareh is reported to have been arrested last night shortly after his arrival into the country to attend the Muslim feast of Eid Ul Adha (Tobaski) prayer with his family in the Gambia, which is slated to take place on 4 October 2014.
The circumstances of Mr Sankareh’s arrest are still unknown, as the Kibaaro Management continues to investigate the issue. However, Kibaaro Management maintained that the source, who broke the news was a reliable informant and all contacts with Mr Sankareh proved futile.
For this reason, Kibaaro’s management are convinced that Mr Sankareh’s has indeed been kidnapped by the notorious and nefarious Intelligence agencies of the Gambian Authorities. The Management of Kibaaro Media maintained that they were never informed of Mr Sankareh’s planned trip to the Gambia.
So far no reasons have been given by the Gambian authorities, to either Mr Sankareh’s family or the Kibaaro Media Group, for his arbitrary arrest and detention.
THE KIBAARO MEDIA MANAGEMENT AND STAFF DEMAND HIS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE!!!
Kibaaro’s General Manager, Bamba Serigne Mass, wishes to notify the Dictatorial Regime of Dictator Yahya Jammeh that Mr Sankareh has no influence in the editorial policies of the medium and his arrest will not change the same. Mr Mass wishes to assure Dictator Jammeh that the arrest of Mr Sankareh will only harden the resolve of the Kibaaro Media to secure his release and that of all political prisoners of Yahya Jammeh.
HE ADDED THAT KIBAARO REMAINS COMMITTED TO AN END TO THE BABARISM OF YAHYA JAMMEH IN THE GAMBIA, WHERE PEOPLE ARE ARBITRARY ARRESTED, DETAINED AND TORTURED FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THAT OF HAVING AN ALTERNATIVE OPINION TO THAT OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADERSHIP..
HE ADDED THAT KIBAARO DEMANDS THE RELEASE OF OUSAINOU BAYE SANKAREH AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS AND DETAINEES IN THE COUNTRY…
HE EXPLAINS THAT KIBAARO WILL KICK START A CAMPAIGN TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF MR SANKAREH THROUGH ON THE MEDIUM’S NEWSPAPER, RADIO AND TV. KIBAARO WILL ALSO ORGANISE DEMONTRATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD TO BRING THE PLIGHT OF MR SANKAREH AND MANY OTHER VICTIMS OF YAHYA JAMMEH