The Gambia’s foreign affairs minister and leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has suggested that former death row inmate, Private Modou Njie should receive a national award for bravery.
He was among a group of soldiers and US-based Gambians that attacked State House on December 30, 2014, to remove Jammeh from the presidency.
Modou was captured at the scene, whilst some of his colleagues were killed by soldiers loyal to the former president. He was the youngest among them.
During a recent meeting with Gambians from the Diaspora, Minister Darboe praised the young man for risking his life to restore democracy in the country.
According to him, Modou Njie demonstrated courage.
Information reaching What’s On-Gambia revealed that the young private soldier has been reinstated in the army. He is likely to be promoted in the coming weeks.