Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has confirmed the death of vice President Dr. Badara Alieu Joof on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
The Vice President died in India while receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. Sharing the news on Twitter, Barrow wrote;
“Fellow Gambians, it is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing away of my Vice President, His Excellency, Badara Alieu Joof. The sad event took place in India after a short illness. May Allah grant him Jannahtul Firdawsi.”
Writing by Fany Olumoye, editing by Daniel Adejo