authorities in the Lower River Region (LRR) Thursday unanimously called for the
decentralisation of Operation Bulldozer, in order to reduce criminal activities
such as drug trafficking, armed robbery, cattle rustling and other criminal
activities in the region.
At a meeting
held with the Operation Bulldozer team at the Mansakonko Area Council in Soma,
district authorities hailed the initiation of Operation Bulldozer and commended
the Gambian leader for combating criminality in the country.
the meeting, the chief of Jarra West, Yaya Jarjusey, also applauded the Gambian
leader for the initiative, adding that it is meant to protect the country from
criminals. “Left to me
alone I would want the Bulldozer to have a base in all the Districts in LRR,”
Chief Jarjusey said that drug has the potential to destroy young
people in society, while indicating that the initiative has come to save the
life and properties of the people. He described cattle rustling as another
major problem in the region, adding that ifthe team has a base in the region, illegalactivities such as cattle rustling will
become a thing of the past.
part, Demba Kinteh, alkalo of Pakalinding, said that drug has a negative effect
on young people, while calling for the public to cooperate with theteam. He also urged the people to give
information to the operatives of Bulldozer so that drug traffickers and other
unscrupulous individuals can be arrested.
Seedy Cham, APRC Constituency chairman for Jarra West, spoke about the
importance of giving out information to the Bulldozer operatives. He challenged
the district authorities not to sit on information that could be relevant.
Wandifa Jawara, alkalo of Jiffin, said the youths of the village recently took
a very bold step in eradicating drug trafficking in his village. He described
cattle rustling as a challenge and therefore urged Operation Bulldozer team to
continue to wipe out criminals and criminality in the country.
part, Dulo Bah, alkalo of Sikanteh village also applauded the initiative of the
team, while describing cattle rustling as their biggest constraint in the area.
He disclosed that some of the cattle rustlers do seek refuge in Soma, making it
difficult for them to trace them out.
speakers at the meeting included Lamin Saro Jammeh, alkalo of Sey Kunda,
Momodou Saidykhan, alkalo of Kani Kunda, Bakary Seedy Jobe, alkalo of Jarra
Karantaba and Momodou Sanyang, alkalo of Jenoi.