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New Senegalese bodyguards for President Barrow as current squadron’s deployment ends

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Following the completion of their four-year deployment as part of the ECOMIG peacekeeping contingent in The Gambia, President Barrow awarded certificates of appreciation to 40 personnel of the Gendarmerie at a ceremony held at the Statehouse, State House said in a statement.

State House said: “Addressing the gathering, President Barrow heaped praises on the Senegalese contingent for their exemplary hard work, patriotism and professionalism.”

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“You have been awarded these certificates of appreciation to show that we truly and sincerely appreciate your contributions. It will be a reference long into the future to show you have done well here,” he told the officers, according to State House’s statement.

State House’s statement continued: “Speaking at the ceremony, the Commander of the State Guard Col. Sait Njai commended the contingent for its discipline, hard work, and professionalism while expressing optimism that both sides will consolidate the gains of the relationship into the future.

“The Commander of the Squadron Maj Abdoulie Camara visibly emotional, thanked the President for the support to the contingent, adding that as servicemen, they are obliged to represent their country and the gendarmerie with utmost dedication and discipline.

“The personnel will depart for Senegal on Monday while their replacements are expected to arrive on Sunday.”

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