Four ECOWAS nations have agreed to send police units to The Gambia once ECOMIG gets transformed into a police mission.

ECOWAS heads of state and government held their 58th ordinary session on Saturday where they decided to extend the mandate of ECOMIG for a period of twelve (12) months from 1 January 2021 and “transform it into a Police Mission after December 2021 elections”.

“It [ECOWAS authority] expresses its gratitude to Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Togo for agreeing to contribute Constituted Police Units to ECOMIG, and the European Union for its financial and technical support,” a statement said.

The decision to transform ECOMIG into a police mission was first made last year when ECOWAS leaders met in Niamey, Niger.


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