Gambia’s Vice-Presiden, Badara Alieu Joof has died of illness in India.
Badara Alieu Joof Is Dead
Presiden Adama Barrow who disclosed this via his Twitter page on Thursday, said Joof died in India “after a short illness” without providing further detail.
He 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.”
It was gathered that the 65-year-old vice president had left Gambia about three weeks ago to seek medical treatment. He is the first Gambian vice president to die in office.
Badara Joof was appointed vice president of the West African country in 2022. He had previously served as education minister.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Mali’s former President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was ousted in a military coup in 2020, died in his home at the age of 76.