By Omar Bah
Police spokesperson Superintendent Lamin Njie has confirmed the arrest of 21 people after a communal dispute between Nyamina Sambang Fula Kunda and Mandinka Kunda left 22 people injured.
“I can confirm the arrest of 21 people over the communal dispute in Niamina,” PRO Njie told The Standard yesterday via telephone.
The police PRO said a team of officers was dispatched to the ground to maintain peace, saying an investigation is opened into the matter.
A communal violence between Niamina Sambang Fula Kunda and Mandinka Kunda Tuesday evening left dozens severely injured and several compounds set ablaze.
According to media reports, the incident occurred when a donkey from one of the rival communities entered into the farmland of others leading to confrontation.