President Adama Barrow has been urged to put an end to the rising rate of killings and other serious crimes in the country.

Speaking exclusively to Gambiana, Dodou Kassa Jatta, a memebr of the opposition United Democratic Party, said the country is “not safe” under Barrow government and called on him to step up efforts to address the country’s security situation. 

“The country is not safe because we have told people. There should be security reform first. But they refused to reform the security. I have been advocating for security reform since Jammeh’s regime. The country is not safe and there have been too much killings. People are killed and nothing has been done,” Mr Jatta said.

“The killing should stop. A good leader should protect the people and ensure that they are safe, but you shouldn’t only secure yourself,” he added.

The Gambia has seen a sharp rise in serious crimes ranging from killings and knife stabbing since former strongman Yahya Jammeh was removed from power in 2016.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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