Captain Solomon Jammeh Passes Away

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Captain Solomon Jammeh, another senior military officer close to President Jammeh, died on Saturday after a sudden illness, accentuating the concern of some members of the public about the uncanny similarity and frequency in the death of officers forming part of an elite unit.

The late Capt. Jammeh reportedly fell sick and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced clinically dead after some hours.

The deceased is reported to have returned from Nigeria about two weeks ago, where he underwent a Junior Division course.

The late Capt. Jammeh, who had no doubt gained reputation as a cautious and capable soldier, had one-time served as the Camp Commander at Kanilai before his latest posting to the Army Joint Headquarters in Banjul.
He joined the army 11 years ago, rising through the ranks to the rank of Captain. He was laid to rest on Saturday in Kanilai, his hometown.

The death of the late Captain comes hot on the heels of that of Major Musa Jammeh barely a month ago, both preceded by the death of Captain Tumbul Tamba, who died some nine months ago in similar circumstances.
Both late Major Musa Jammeh and Capt. Solomon Jammeh were Principal Protection Officers to the President, Dr. Alhagie Yahya Jammeh.

The late Capt. Solomon Jammeh is said to be survived by his wife and children.

Author: By Abba A.S. Gibba
Source: The Point