The Nigerian Airforce has deployed about 200 personnel in Senegal preparatory for a movement to Gambia.
The standby force is also comprised of fighter jets, transport aircrafts, light utility helicopters as well as intelligence and surveillance aircrafts
The Airforce Director of Information and Public Relations, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said the deployment is an attempt to stop the breakdown of law and order in the country.
Gambia’s embattled leader Yahyha Jammeh once boasted he would rule for a billion years, but only hours to the end of his tenure according to Gambia’s constitution, he appears to be all alone.
Thousands of foreigners and local residents have fled the capital Banjul after Jammeh insisted he would not handover to the winner of the December presidential poll, Adama Barrow.