TO SWEAR IN: Gambian President Adama Barrow

The return to Gambia of President Adama Barrow has been delayed after soldiers serving under ECOWAS discovered that all the air conditioners in State House were loaded with a toxic chemical which was meant to poison the occupants of any of the rooms.

According to media sources, the guards who were at the State House in Banjul until Sunday morning are currently being questioned by ECOWAS military officers.

President Barrow is currently in Senegal, where he fled to after former president Yahaya Jammeh refused to hand over power following a defeat at the December 1 elections.

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Meanwhile, both security and diplomatic sources said that ECOWAS forces in The Gambia have reported a large cache of sophisticated arms and ammunition missing from State House.

Embattled former President Jammeh left the country on Sunday morning after ECOWAS threatened to storm the Gambia and oust him forcefully. He has since sought refuge in an undisclosed country.