The Gambia Armed Forces has urged residents around the border villages in Foni to help and report any explosive ordinance device to either the military or the police. 

The army’s call comes after its Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) Team of 4 Infantry Battalion in Kanilai responded to an incident of an unexploded ordinance (UXO) device around Kampanti Village, Foni Kansala District, West Coast region.

The Gambia Armed Forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lamin K Sanyang told Gambiana that “the UXO was rendered safe by the EOD team before it was collected for further examination and possible disposal by the GAF.”

“In this regard, the Gambia Armed Forces wishes to advise the general public especially residents around the border villages in the Fonis to be vigilant and report any suspected EODs or UXOs they may find in their area to the nearest Police Post or Military Camp,” he added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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