The Gambia Government has dismissed as totally false the return of former President Yahya Jammeh.

Report of Jammeh’s return was widely circulated on social media over the weekend.

It alleged that yformer president’s has been granted permission to pay homage to his late mother with private security protection.

Gambia Government spokesman Ebrima Sankareh said the report attributed to Guinea’s Atlantic newspaper is “totally false”.

“Contrary to widespread allegations that President Barrow and his Guinean colleague, President Alpha Condé negotiated this during Mr Barrow’s recent visit to Conakry, the entire story is inaccurate. 

“In fact, at no time during President Barrow’s recent visit to Conakry was the issue of the former President discussed nor did he grant an exclusive interview to any Guinean journalist,” Sankareh said. 

“The Gambia Government urges citizens, particularly journalists, to avoid rumour-mongering, dangerous disinformation and misinformation strategies that could potentially bring fear and confusion among the population,” he added.

“Significantly, the imaginary agreement dubbed “Malabo Protocol” only exists in the minds of rumourmongers as The Gambia Government has no such agreement in its diplomatic files.”

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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