United Democratic Party has issued a statement commiserating with whole nation on the passing of police chief Mamour Jobe. Jobe died on Saturday after a brief illness.

UDP said in a statement signed by leader Ousainou Darboe: “On behalf of the National Executive Committee, the entire United Democratic Party and indeed on my behalf, we write to express our deepest condolences and sympathies on the sudden passing of Alhaji Mamour Jobe the Inspector General of the Gambia Police Force- to his immediate family, the extended family in Ballaghar and the rest of the nation.

“IGP Jobe rendered great service to the Gambia Police Force, he served for many years as the head of the Police Training School and during the difficult days of the dictatorship he always conducted himself with utmost professionalism, a grateful nation mourns his untimely death.

“We pray that Almighty Allah the most merciful, the most beneficent may grant his soul al Jannah. This message is extended to His Excellency, Mr Adama Barrow,  President of the Republic of the Gambia and indeed to all the members of Cabinet.”