Gambian migrant shot dead in Libya

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By Sanna Camara

Alfusaine Sinara, a Gambian migrant from Basse, Upper River Region, was murdered by armed robbers when they attacked their residential neighbourhood on Saturday in Tripoli.

According to reports, young Mr. Sinara have been stranded in Libya for some time now entransit to Europe. He has been working and living in the troubled country in order to pay for the continuation of his journey to mainland Europe. However, his dream to reach the “Promise land” was cut short when their residence in Ghadames, Libya, became the scene of an armed robbery.

“Mr. Sinara was killed when armed men came to attack our neighbourhood on Saturday, 12:00 midnight in Ghadames, Libya,” said Bakary Jammeh, Alfusainey’s roommate from Illiasa, Badibu, and former resident of Bundung Borehole.

“The police promised to give us the body … for perfect burial. Alfusainey was shot on his head and stomach while trying to close the door from the attackers who terrorised their neighborhood in the middle of Saturday night.

Condolences have been pouring on facebook where the news was announced on Sunday. “Libya is an outlaw country at the moment. Every man is a king… and can do what he or she wants to do. And it is not the police who are doing these but the criminals. Everyone has access to guns – both young and old,” said a friend of Mr. Sinai from Libya.

Sinara was laid to rest yesterday in Ghadames and many Gambian migrants and friends there turned out for the ceremony, reports said.

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