News that a middle-age man was stabbed to death in Fullabantang village in the Central River Region in our Thursday’s edition is very sad and disturbing.
According to our source, the deceased, a 42 year-old had a fight with his elder brother’s wife and then she stabbed him with a knife on the chest, which led to his untimely death.
The circumstances behind the incident were not established at the moment, but the authorities are doing everything possible to get to the bottom of the case.
We commend the police commissioner in the area, for advising people to be law-abiding and to always solve their problems through dialogue.
As he rightly put it community policing is ongoing and they will continue to sensitise the public on crime and its related issues.
As a matter of fact, the Gambia is known for its peaceful coexistence and zero tolerance on violence, but despite the efforts by officers and personnel of our National security apparatus this kind of violent crimes remain unabated especially in some regions of the country.
The officers and personnel of our national security apparatus should be recognised for their dedication and devotion to the protection of civilians.
It is natural that when people come together, tensions and misunderstandings would occur, but that is where the growth of human character is also nurtured. To be patient and tolerant towards one another is encouraged by all the major religions of the world.
The Smiling Coast of Africa shines as a bright example of peaceful coexistence, tolerance and compassion. Let us nurture this culture to build a brighter future for our children; forever embracing diversity, “to prove man’s brotherhood!