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One dead, Many Others Injured Over Gunjur-Berending Land Dispute

A clash between Gunjur and Berending in Kombo South over land dispute has left one Buba Jammeh dead and many others injured.

A weeping relative of Buba Jammeh is consoled Photo credit: Mustapha Manneh

Credible sources on the ground said the clash occurred Saturday just after midday when residents of both towns used weapons, including hunting guns to attack each other. An eye-witness told The Chronicle that he saw ‘many people’ covered in blood as a result of injuries they sustained from the clash. The police are said to have made several arrests in Berending over the past hour.

Paramilitary officers and angry residents in Gunjur Photo credit: Mustapha Manneh

Images from Gunjur show a group of armed paramilitary officers near the police station. Dozens of youth from the town were also seen running towards the direction of Berending for possible retaliation. Some were armed with knives and cutlasses.

A Gunjur man armed with knives Photo credit: Mustapha Manneh

The dispute over land between the two communities has been going on for many years.

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